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1,355 dengue cases, two deaths in Delhi

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 17:20 hrs

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A total of 1,355 dengue cases have been reported across the capital so far this season, said an official Monday. Two people have died due to the deadly fever.

The number of reported cases was 912 Friday which increased to 1,355 Monday.

"There are 1,355 reported case in the city," said N.K. Yadav, municipal health officer.

According to him, two people have succumbed to the vector-borne virus while three deaths due to the disease are suspected.

The victims who have succumbed to the virus confirmed by municipal authorities are Phool Singh, 47, a resident of Ashok Nagar area in west Delhi, and Priyanka Shankar, 21, of Pratap Nagar in north Delhi.

Out of the total 1,355 cases, 1,326 patients are from Delhi, 12 from Uttar Pradesh, two from Haryana and 15 from the other adjoining states.

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has the highest number of dengue cases at 663, followed by south corporation with 351 and east corporation with 238.



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