Dengue cases cross 1,100 in Delhi

Dengue cases in Delhi crossed last year`s figure taking the number of affected to 1,155.

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2010, 21:54 PM IST

New Delhi: Dengue cases in the national capital crossed last year`s figure as 74 more patients tested positive for the vector-borne disease, taking the number of affected to 1,155.

The city had recorded 1,153 dengue cases and three
deaths last year. The cases of the viral disease generally
remain prevalent till the month of November.

Of the total cases so far, 993 have been reported from
MCD areas, 122 from NDMC areas and the rest from other parts
of the city besides some outstation cases.

The highest number of 190 cases have come from MCD
South Zone followed by Central Zone (168) and Civil Lines
(132).

According to statistics released by the Municipal
Corporation of Delhi, the number of cases till this time in
2009 was only four.

The figure was 92 and 22 in the same periods in 2008
and 2007 respectively. According to the MCD, in the previous
years, the total number of dengue cases and deaths were 1,312
and 2 (2008), 548 and 1 (2007) and 3,366 and 36 (2006).

PTI

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