At least 50 people, mostly children, have died of the fever, and several hundred have been admitted to hospitals in six districts in the eastern part of the state. None of the dead have tested positive for Covid-19. As per reports, physicians in a few of the affected districts – Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Etah, Kasganj and Firozabad – believe dengue could be the main cause of deaths. Yet it is still not clear whether an epidemic of dengue is alone responsible for the fever-related deaths in the state.