Dengue death toll reaches five in Delhi

New Delhi: The toll due to the dengue viral disease Monday rose to five in the national capital with a death reported from west Delhi. The number of dengue cases climbed to 3,519, an official said.

The latest death was reported from Rajouri Garden in west Delhi, where a 17-year-old girl, Yashica Narang, died of dengue.

The others who have so far succumbed to the virus in the national capital, as confirmed by authorities, are Phool Singh, 47, of west Delhi's Ashok Nagar; Priyanka Shankar, 21, of north Delhi's Pratap Nagar; Priya Jha, 6, of south Delhi's Okhla; and 35-year-old Gautam Priyanka, a resident of Kishangargh in west Delhi.

The number of dengue cases has climbed from 3,298 Thursday to 3,519 Monday. Of this, 3,482 cases were reported from the national capital while the rest were of patients from adjoining areas seeking treatment in Delhi.

In the north corporation, the number of cases has risen to 1,621, while the south and east corporations have 981 and 773 cases, respectively.

The number of dengue cases this year has already surpassed the earlier record of 2,093 cases in 2012.