Assam: First Dengue Death Reported In Guwahati, Out of 4 This Season
The death of a 43-year patient with comorbidities, admitted at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital comes as the first death due to the mosquito-borne disease North East's largest city.
GUWAHATI: The first death due to dengue was reported from the city on Tuesday. With this the total number of deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease stands at four in the current season.
With Karbi Anglong emerging as the worst hit district in the state, the other deaths have been reported from Diphu town alone earlier on November 3 after which Health Authorities declared it as an outbreak. Situation continues to be grim there as more positive cases are being added into the tally day after day.
National Health Mission Assam has confirmed the total number of dengue cases detected in the state between November 1-6 to be 369. Among them, as many as 344 cases are from Karbi Anglong alone, with the epicentre being Diphu town. Continuing the trend as witnessed in the last couple of days, there were 60 positive cases out of 124 individuals tested on Monday alone in Diphu.
Kamrup (Metropolitan) District comes after Karbi Anglong with 11 cases during the same period.
It is learnt that first dengue death in the city during the current season happened at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on Monday.
As per GMCH authorities, the deceased who is a 43-year-old had co-morbid conditions and was suffering from liver cirrhosis. Currently, a total of six dengue patients have been admitted at the GMCH from various other districts, including one from Karbi Anglong.
On the other hand, if we see the cumulative number of cases of the mosquito borne disease in Karbi Anglong district since January this year, it is highest in November crossing the 480 mark. As of Monday, a total of 33 dengue-infected patients are admitted in Diphu Medical College and Hospital.
As per Health Department sources, the situation in Guwahati is under control, however the condition in Karbi Anglong still remains concerning. If we consider the trend in the last few years, 70-90% of dengue cases in the state were from Guwahati under Kamrup (Metropolitan) district.
But trends are somewhat showing a different picture in the peak season this year with 93% of total dengue cases reported from worst hit Karbi Anglong.
Although the exact reason for this unusual rise is being looked after the state's Health Department, official sources stated that travel to adjoining Dimapur town in Nagaland from Diphu could come out as a possibility for the occurrence. It may be mentioned here that in dengue cases reached a peak in Dimapur in the months of September and October.
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