Odisha has recorded the second highest dengue cases in India this season. A total of 4,501 cases have been reported in the state till Saturday.
According to the statistics released by National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Maharastra topped the list with 4,667 cases this year followed by Kerala (3,660), Andhra Pradesh (3,314), Himachal Pradesh (3,303), Rajasthan (3,022) and Karnataka with 2,689 cases till September 30, when Odisha had reported 3883 cases.
There has been a rise in the number of such cases in Odisha as against last year when 4,158 people had tested positive for dengue. It has spread its tentacles to 28 of the 30 districts.
According to the sources, more than 80 per cent dengue positive cases have been reported from industrial and urban areas of the state. Khurda district has reported the highest 1055 cases while 841 persons have tested positive in Jagatsinghpur district. Cuttack reported 700 cases, Kendrapara 225, Jajpur 224, Rayagada 202, Nayagarh 167, Bhadrak 158 and Kalahandi 154 cases.