Gorakhpur (UP) : Five more persons died due to encephalitis here taking the death toll in Uttar Pradesh's eastern region to 254 this year, a health official said on Sept 8.
"All the deaths occurred in BRD Medical College Hospital," Additional Director (Health) U K Srivastava said. Of the five dead, two belonged to Kushinagar and one each from Deoria, Santkabir Nagar and Basti, he added.
Of the total 254 deaths, 238 occurred in BRD hospital, while the remaining took place in other government hospitals of the region - Gorakhpur, Siddharthnagar, Kushinagar, Maharajganj, Basti and Deoria districts, he said.
Meanwhile, 30 new patients have been admitted in BRD Medical College Hospital, while six were admitted at other government hospitals of the region, he said.
As many as 325 patients are presently undergoing treatment at the BRD hospital and various other government hospitals of the region, he said.