Dengue cases cross 200 in capital

With 11 people testing positive for dengue in the city in the last two days, the total number of cases has crossed the 200 mark.

New Delhi: With 11 people testing positive
for dengue in the city in the last two days, the total number
of cases has crossed the 200 mark.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) said the number
is much less than last year.
"A total of 206 cases have been reported till now. 11
fresh cases of dengue were reported from different hospitals
today. 172 were reported from MCD area alone," an MCD official
said.

He said that "last year a total of 2,989 cases were
reported on September 27, 2010 with an additional 24 new
cases. This year we have deployed additional staff to tackle
the situation, maintaining round-the-clock surveillance and
conducting all possible measures to curb the disease."
The official said 177 cases of malaria have been detected
in the city with maximum of 69 reported from Najafgarh area.

PTI

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