The incidence of dengue continues to escalate in Bihar, with an alarming 371 new cases reported in the past 24 hours on Saturday, marking the highest single-day tally to date. The city of Patna recorded the most cases with 70, followed by Bhagalpur with 45 cases, Vaishali with 27 cases, and Begusarai with 25 cases.
Total number of cases in Patna has now reached 1,095
The total number of cases in Patna has now reached 1,095, contributing to a statewide total of 3,833 cases for the year, with a staggering 3,558 cases recorded in September alone. Health officials have noted that districts such as Patna, Bhagalpur, Saran, Siwan, Jamui, Aurangabad, Munger, Lakhisarai, and Vaishali are witnessing a continuous influx of patients suffering from vector-borne diseases.
Bihar, equipped with 12 medical colleges and hospitals, currently houses 273 dengue-positive patients. The JLNMCH Mayaganj Bhagalpur has admitted 126 patients, while in Patna, 24 patients are receiving treatment at PMCH, 18 at IGIMS, 14 at AIIMS, and 11 at NMCH.
Meanwhile, in a distressing development, six individuals diagnosed with dengue have succumbed to the illness in West Bengal this year, bringing the total death toll to over 30, according to officials. Among the fatalities, two patients passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata, with one hailing from Salt Lake and the other from Bagha Jatin. Additionally, two individuals lost their lives in Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur, and two in the vicinity of Kharagpur.
Meanwhile, a migrant worker who recently returned from Kerala displaying symptoms similar to the Nipah virus has tested negative, as confirmed by a Health Department official following analysis of his sample at the National Institute of Virology (NIV). The patient, currently under treatment at Beliaghata ID Hospital, continues to experience high fever, nausea, and throat infection.