Dengue toll rises to 17 in Orissa

The deaths took place in two private hospitals here and both victims hailed from worst-hit Angul district, the sources said.

Angul alone accounts for 13 victims, while one each hailed from Balangir, Dhenkanal, Kendrapara and Deogarh districts, health department sources said.

As many as 349 persons have tested positive for the disease, which has spread to 19 of the 30 districts of the state, he said adding most of the affected are undergoing treatment in hospitals here and in Cuttack.

Of the 349 dengue positive cases, 193 hail from Angul district alone, the sources added.

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