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Lucknow: Death toll due to dengue mounts to 148; total 1800 affected

At least 148 people have succumbed to dengue in Uttar Pradesh's state capital, an official said. On Friday, at least 54 new patients tested positive for the vector-borne disease in various hospitals of the city,

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Lucknow Published on: October 01, 2016 13:17 IST
Dengue patients.
Dengue patients.

At least 148 people have succumbed to dengue in Uttar Pradesh's state capital, an official said.

On Friday, at least 54 new patients tested positive for the vector-borne disease in various hospitals of the city, taking the number of patients to 1,800. 

Officials informed IANS that fogging and spraying of anti-larva medicines was on at many localities.

"We hope that the weather turns quickly reducing the temperatures and putting an end to dengue and other vector-borne diseases," said a health department official, pointing out that the mosquitoes would not survive in cold weather. 

The Chief Minister's office along with the Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar are said to be personally monitoring the situation.


 

(With IANS inputs)

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