“The menace shows no signs of abetting with government hospitals in many parts of the state receiving scores of patients every day,” a state health control room official said.

“Of the new cases, maximum 27 tested positive for the virus in Khordha district, followed by 20 from adjoining Cuttack,” he said.

As many as 156 and 28 patients are undergoing treatment at Cuttack's Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital, 26 km from here, and Bhubaneswar's Capital Hospital, respectively. Of them, 51 were hospitalized on Tuesday.

The mosquito-borne disease has spread to 26 of the state's 30 districts.


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