Dengue cases near 1,000 mark

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 21:19

New Delhi: Dengue cases in the capital are
nearing the 1000 mark despite some signs of decline in recent
days.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 16 people have been
diagnosed with dengue fever in different hospitals here.

"Dengue cases gradually fall with the onset of winters. In
the past one day, 16 people have been diagnosed with dengue.

Most of the patients have been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram
Hospital. With this the number of people affected by dengue
this year went upto 992," said MCD`s public health committee
Chairman VK Monga.

Over 10,000 dengue cases have been detected in the
country this year and Delhi ranks 25th in the list of states,
according to Union Health Ministry figures.

"The average number of dengue cases reported per day is
declining. Earlier, 20 and above dengue cases were being
reported in just 24 hours, now it is less," Monga said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 21:19

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