New Delhi: Dengue cases in the national capital inched towards the century mark on Wednesday with the reporting of ten fresh cases.

With this, the total number of dengue cases has risen to 98 from Tuesday's 88.

Out of the 98 cases, three originated from outside the capital. A nine-year-old girl had died in the capital last Friday due to dengue.

Of the total cases, South Zone reported 16 while 13 each cases were registered in Civil Lines, Karol Bagh and Central Zones.

Last year, the capital saw 216 cases of dengue, including eight originating from outside, and three deaths. In 2010, there were 4,108 cases, including 24 from outside, and five deaths while the figures for 2009 were 29 cases and no deaths.

In 2008, there were 550 dengue cases and two deaths.

A senior MCD official said six cases of chikunguniya were reported in the capital this year till on Wednesday as against ten during the same period last year.


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