36 new dengue cases push total to 1,835 in Delhi

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 20:01

New Delhi: As many as 36 new dengue cases were reported in the last 24 hours in the capital, pushing the total number of those suffering from the disease in the city to 1,835, official data showed Thursday.

Of the 36 new cases, 11 were reported from areas under North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), 15 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), and nine from East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), while the address of one person could not be ascertained.

The mosquito-borne disease has claimed four lives since it hit the capital this year. SDMC has reported the maximum number of cases at 711 from its area.

Besides, 12 dengue cases originating from neighbouring states have pushed the total to 1,847 in the capital region.

In 2011, a total of 1,036 dengue cases were reported in Delhi with five deaths, down from 6,138 cases with seven deaths in 2010.

IANS



First Published: Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 19:33

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