THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ten fever-related deaths were reported in the past two days from the state even as there was no let up in the number of fever cases. Meanwhile the total number of fever deaths reached 197 on Tuesday.
The Thiruvananthapuram district, which tops the disease table, saw five dengue and two leptospirosis deaths besides one fever death. One fever death from Kasargod was reported by the Directorate of Health Services (DHS), while one hepatitis-A death was reported from Malappuram.
Viral fever cases continued to rise with 28,457 cases reported from various districts on Tuesday. While 664 suspected dengue cases was reported, the DHS confirmed 232 cases. The DHS said there were 17 leptospirosis cases and five confirmed cases. Fifteen H1N1 cases were reported, it said.
With nurses of private hospitals launching their indefinite strike from Tuesday demanding wage revision, the going will get tough for patients at private hospitals.
Authorities of strike-affected hospitals said only their outpatient department will function in fever-related cases. Understandably, public hospitals are likely to witness heavy rush of patients.
Cases till now (June 1-July 11)
Suspected deaths: 101