Lucknow: Nineteen fresh dengue cases were reported in Uttar Pradesh on Monday pushing the number of patients afflicted with the deadly fever to 233 as authorities launched operations on a war-footing to check spread of the disease.

No dengue death occurred in the State since Sunday evening though 19 fresh cases poured in from different districts, said O. P. Pathak, Director (Vector-Borne Disease).

So far, seven people had succumbed to dengue since its outbreak in the State, he said.Directives had been issued to health departments across the State to undertake fogging operations on a mass scale, Mr. Pathak said. - PTI