37 fresh cases of dengue in Delhi



37 fresh cases of dengue in Delhi
New Delhi: Dengue continued to spread fast in the national capital with 37 patients today testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease, taking the total number of such cases this season to 788.

Thirty-three cases were reported from three municipal corporations while one was from the VVIP areas of the capital and three 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 281, while 266 cases were detected from the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area and 211 cases have so far been reported from East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Other cases were reported from NDMC and Delhi cantonment areas.

Out of the 788 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 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.

PTI