The civic administration maintained its official dengue death toll at 38 in a report released yesterday by SDMC, which compiles the data on behalf of all the civic bodies in the city. Unofficially, however, the number of dengue deaths reported in Delhi was 43.
The total number of dengue cases reported this year in Delhi stands at over 15,500 even as the first week of this month saw 365 cases. A total of 277 cases were reported in the second week of November.
While 7,283 cases were reported in October, the maximum for all the months this year, the vector-borne disease is supposed to hit a plateau in November. At 15,531 cases, the dengue outbreak this year was the worst in the city since 1996, when 10,252 cases and 423 deaths
were reported.
The total number of cases this year had crossed the 1996- mark on October 10, by when 10,683 people had come down with the deadly virus.

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