Lucknow: Dengue continued to spread its tentacles on Wednesday as the city registered this year’s highest single-day tally of 25 cases taking the total to 485 since July and 537 since January.
Six patients, including three children aged 7, 9 and 12 years, respectively, are critical. Four patients are being treated at Civil Hospital and one each at King George’s Medical University and Balrampur Hospital. These patients are from Sringarnagar, Aashiana, Telibagh, Daliganj, Indiranagar and Kaiserbagh.
The remaining 19 patients, who are from Aliganj, Indiranagar, Azadnagar, Talkatora, Vikasnagar, Virat Khand, Shardanagar, Kursi Road and Kanpur Road, are recovering at their homes.
Teams of health department officials inspected Indiranagar and Virat Khand areas and a girls’ intermediate college in Hussainganj and found 32 dengue dens.
The spokesman at chief medical officer’s office Yogesh Raghuvashi said, “Health department will increase the number of teams to identify patients and carry out anti-larvae sprinkle. We have two ambulances in which a doctor and two nurses are screening patients. In suspected cases of dengue, blood samples are sent for confirmatory test.”