The total number of confirmed dengue patients crossed 154 with the confirmation of four more dengue cases in various localities on Saturday.
Angad Singh, district malaria officer, confirmed that with the new patients, the number of confirmed dengue patients in urban areas had crossed the 114 mark and in rural areas it had crossed 40.
CMO Dr Ashutosh Kumar Dubey confirmed that 18 patients were undergoing treatment at the district hospital, while six people were admitted at the Tuberculosis Hospital, where 10 beds had been reserved for dengue patients.
Health officials hinted that the number of suspected dengue cases was over 500, many of whom had been cured, and claimed that no death had been reported so far and the situation was under control.
However, other sources claimed that private hospitals were inundated with suspected dengue cases, leading to a sharp rise in demand for platelets.