Guwahati: Mosquito-borne infection Japanese Encephalitis on Friday has claimed 47 lives across Assam so far, according to the official.
In the last 24 hours, three people died in the state – one in Barpeta district, one in Chirang district, and one in Darrang district.
At least seven more new cases were reported in the state in the last 24 hours.
With this, the total number of people infected by Japanese Encephalitis in the state rose to 294.
Two new cases were reported from Jorhat, and one each from Bongaigaon, Charaideo, Darrang, Dibrugarh, and Kokrajhar.
Except for South Salmara, Dima Hasao, and Karbi Anglong, all the 32 other districts in the state are affected by the disease.
As per details, the highest cases have been reported from Nagaon (44), followed by Jorhat (39) and Golaghat (34).