The district continued to reel under viral fevers and other seasonal diseases. A middle-aged labourer died of viral fever at Budidhampadu village in Khammam mandal on Saturday.

According to sources, K Dasu, a native of Budidhampadu village, succumbed to viral fever while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Khammam in the afternoon. He is survived by his wife and two children. Two persons of the same village had died of viral fevers in the last couple of days. Several other villagers are down with fevers.

The tribal areas are also gripped by viral fevers as is evident from the growing number of patients from the agency areas thronging the hospitals in Badrachalam and Palvancha divisions.