75 more infected with dengue in Delhi

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 28, 2010 13:20 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The number of dengue cases in the capital continued to rise, with 75 more cases reported Thursday, taking the total this season to 5,363 and putting a question mark on the authorities' efforts of curbing the vector-borne disease.

With 1,054 cases, Shahdara is the most affected area in the city, followed by Rohini (695) and Civil Lines (597), an official from Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) said.

Eight people have died due to the disease this year. One of them was from outside Delhi.

Delhi government Tuesday decided to release an additional amount of Rs.35 crore to MCD for controlling vector-borne diseases, after the corporation stopped fogging operations Oct 21, blaming the Delhi government for not releasing funds since the Commonwealth Games concluded Oct 14.