Bhubaneswar, July 31 -- In the midst of the prevailing Covid-19 scare, the emergence and spread of dengue has raised concerns among residents of the Millenium City.

Following a surge in the vector-borne disease in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, as many as eight dengue cases have been reported in Cuttack on Saturday taking the tally to 31 in the city so far.

"Contact tracing of all the infected persons have been done. It has been found that some of the patients have Bhubaneswar link," said Satyabrata Mohapatra, Health Officer of Cuttack Municipal Corporation.

"A special ward has been set up at the SCB Medical College and Hospital for the treatment of dengue patients," he added.

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