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Dengue spreading fast in Delhi, 39 fresh cases reported

Publish Date: 03 Nov 2012, 05:54 PM
Last Updated: 03 Nov 2012, 05:54 PM
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39 new dengue cases, total 1135 in Delhi
39 new dengue cases, total 1135 in Delhi

New Delhi: Dengue continued to spread fast in the capital with 39 more people testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease on Saturday, taking the total number of cases this season to 1,135.
    
While 38 cases were reported from three municipal corporations, one was reported from the VVIP area.
    
Two children have so far succumbed to dengue ever since the disease began spreading in the capital early this month.
    
South Delhi Municipal Corporation reported the maximum number of 426 cases, while 371 cases were detected from the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area and 287 cases were reported from East Delhi Municipal Corporation.
    
Other cases were reported from NDMC and Delhi cantonment areas. Out of the 1,135 cases, nine cases have been reported from outside Delhi.
    
Last year, the capital saw 572 cases of dengue, including eight originating from outside, and four deaths while the year before reported 5,032 cases, including 26 from outside, and eight deaths.
    
In 2009, there were 193 dengue cases and one death while in 2008, there were 1,008 dengue cases and two deaths.

(Agencies)

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