Japanese Encephalitis claims 2 more lives in Assam, death toll at 77
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Guwahati: One more person died of Japanese Encephalitis in Assam, taking the toll to 38 this month, an official release said Friday.

Fifteen fresh cases also raised the tally to 251, it said.

The new fatality due to the infection was reported from Biswanath district in the last 24 hours, the National Health Mission, Assam said in the press release.

The 15 fresh cases of Japanese Encephalitis were recorded in Baksa, Chirang, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Nagaon, Jorhat, Charaidew, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Nalbari, the statement said.

Two persons died of the infection on Thursday and 10 such cases were reported.

Altogether 251 cases of Japanese Encephalitis have been reported in Assam since July 1 this year, it said.

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