6 critical cases, having a low platelet count, were hospitalised.
September's dengue tally increases to 292 cases
The infected patients were reported to be residents of multiple areas of the city, including Silver Jubilee, Aliganj, Red Cross, Aishbagh, Chinhat, Kakori, NK Road, Alambagh, Indiranagar, Hussainganj and Kaiserbagh, among others. Going by reports, the 6 critical cases found on Wednesday were hospitalised due to a significant drop in their platelet count, from the regular range of 1,50,000 to 4,50,000 per microliter to just 20,000.
The condition of other patients is currently stable, notified health officials. As per reports, September alone has logged in 292 dengue patients, out of which about 56% have trickled in the last 10 to 13 days. In figures, the number accounts for about 162 registered cases.
The downpour of September 16 caused trouble
According to researches, the larvae-borne disease surfaces in the rainy season due to water accumulation and logging and as such, the heavy rains of September 16 brought more troubles than just roadblocks and electricity outage. The scarcity of proper drainage systems locked puddles in the city, leading to unsanitary surroundings and favouring the rise of mosquito breeding areas and larvae, in several locales.
Even though regular fogging drives, anti-larvae sprays and inspections are taking place all around the city, the surge in cases has been reported in many hospitals. Multiple symptomatic negative patients have also been registered by the health department to provide precautionary treatment. To combat the deadly virus, all citizens must maintain cleanliness in their surrounding areas and participate in fogging drives.