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Number of dengue patients in Delhi shoots up to 720

New Delhi, Oct 23: Dengue continued to spread in the capital with 35 patients testing positive today for the mosquito-borne disease, taking the number of affected to 720.Thirty-three cases were reported from three municipal corporations

PTI Updated on: October 23, 2012 20:58 IST
number of dengue patients in delhi shoots up to 720
number of dengue patients in delhi shoots up to 720

New Delhi, Oct 23: Dengue continued to spread in the capital with 35 patients testing positive today for the mosquito-borne disease, taking the number of affected to 720.





Thirty-three cases were reported from three municipal corporations while one was from the VVIP areas of the capital and another from outside the city.

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 cases at 263, while 240 cases were detected from the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area and 184 cases have so far been reported from East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Other cases were reported from NDMC and Delhi cantonment areas. Out of the 720 cases, seven cases have been reported from outside Delhi.

The capital saw 572 cases of dengue, including eight originating from outside, and four deaths last year. In 2010, city hospitals 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.
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