At least 10 people died of dengue in New Delhi last year: MCD report

New Delhi: At least 10 people died in Delhi due to dengue last year, a municipal report released said on Tuesday, updating an earlier death toll of four.

The report also said that the vector-borne disease affected 9,271 people in New Delhi in 2017.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The report by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, which tabulates the data for the entire city, said three fatalities were reported in areas falling under the SDMC, and two from areas under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Five of the victims were not Delhi residents, but died in the national capital.

The official toll maintained by the Delhi municipal authorities till 26 December stood at four, even though some hospitals had reported a few more deaths due to dengue.

The mosquito-borne tropical disease had claimed its first victim in the city this year on 1 August, when a 12-year-old boy died of dengue shock syndromes at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH).

Three more deaths were reported in October by the SDMC.

The total number of people affected by the disease in 2017 in the national capital till 31 December stands at 9,271. The total number of people affected by the disease in Delhi till 23 December was 9,232.

The numbers of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded this year in the same period stood at 1,142 and 940 respectively, the report said.

Of the 9,271 dengue cases this year, 4,726 patients were from Delhi, while 4,545 had come to the city from other states for treatment, the report said.


Updated Date: Jan 09, 2018 08:28 AM

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