New Delhi: Encephalitis death toll rose to 180 for this year in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Reports said a total of 682 people have been admitted to BRD Medical College so far.

According to hospital source, 10 out of 23 patients were dead within 24 hours due to encephalitis. Most of them were children.

At least 23 patients out of 80 died in this month.