Two die of dengue in Delhi

Two people have died of dengue in the national capital and the number of cases has soared to 340, municipal health data said Monday.

New Delhi: Two people have died of dengue in the national capital and the number of cases has soared to 340, municipal health data said Monday.

The number of cases was 225 last week.

While Mahender Singh, a 48-year-old resident of west Delhi, was the first in the city who died due to dengue, Sureshwar Singh, a 52-year-old resident of Shahdara in east Delhi, succumbed to the vector-borne disease Oct 10.

Of the 340 cases, the highest was from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (155), followed by north (68) and east (56).

The remaining 23 cases are from the adjoining areas of Delhi.

Last year, six people died due to the disease and 5,574 cases were reported.

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