Dengue kills one in Odisha

Dengue kills one in OdishaBhubaneswar, Aug 13 : The authorities Tuesday confirmed this year's first dengue death in Odisha.

The woman, who belonged to Talcher area of state's Angul district, about 170 km from here, died at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar Sunday, an official at the state health control room told IANS.

At least 123 new cases of mosquito-borne dengue have been reported, taking the total infected by the disease in the state this year to 972, he said.

Of the latest cases, the highest of 27 have been reported from the Cuttack district followed by 24 in Angul and 18 in Khordha district, he said.

Dengue cases have been reported so far from 24 of state's 30 districts.(IANS)