Family members of the deceased woman, Amita Sharma, alleged medical negligence on part of a private hospital where she was first treated. While civic authorities are yet to update the official figure, which still stands at five, this was the 22nd dengue casualty reported in Delhi this season.
"She (Sharma) was admitted to a private hospital with fever, but wasn't properly treated there," alleged a family member.
"We then took her to a government hospital, where she was diagnosed with dengue. After that, she was admitted to another private hospital under EWS category. She passed away this evening due to multi-organ failure," the family member added.
With the city in the grip of the dengue scare, thousands of fever patients flocked hospitals to get tested for dengue while several others were admitted for treatment.

"People are still panicking as cases refuse to come down. Several patients having slight fever have also checked in at hospital fearing they have contracted the disease," a doctor at Safdarjung Hospital said.
Meanwhile, Delhi government yesterday claimed that it was "winning the battle" against the deadly disease.
"The health situation is now better and we are winning the battle the against dengue," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters here.
More than 2,000 dengue cases have been reported this year.


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