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Event title

India - Dengue Deaths Climb To 60 In Uttar Pradesh As 2 More Die

Event category

Biological origin - Epidemic (human)

Severity

Mid

Event date (UTC)

2021-09-14 06:04:06

Last update (UTC)

2021-09-14 21:24:28

Latitude

27.111773

Longitude

78.242501

Area range

Multiple counties wide event

Address/Affected area(s)

Firozabad district, Uttar Pradesh

With two more fatalities due to dengue in Uttar Pradesh, the death count due to the viral fever in the district rose to 60 on Monday, said officials in Firozabad. Additional Director, Health, Agar Divison, A K Singh said that a 14-year-old girl died in a medical college, while one child was brought there dead. After the death of the girl, her sister squatted in front of a vehicle of Divisional Commissioner Amit Gupta but later somehow administration officials managed the situation. Meanwhile, District Magistrate, Chandra Vijay Singh said that keeping in view cognisance of newspaper reports regarding overcharging by pathologies, he has issued guidelines regarding rates to be taken. Firozabad, around 50 km from Agra and 320 km from Lucknow, has been battling an outbreak of dengue and deadly viral fever for the past three weeks now, with most of the victims being children. Some cases have also been found in neighbouring Mathura, Agra and Mainpuri, according to the officials.
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