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Delhi: 50 fresh cases of dengue
October 09, 2006 14:45 IST
Fifty fresh cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi, taking the total number of people afflicted by the virus to 936 even as the government claimed that the outbreak appeared to 'slow down'.
As many as 41 dengue patients were admitted in the last 24 hours ending 8:00 am, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences alone, where 173 people are undergoing treatment for the viral disease, Medical Superintendent D K Sharma told PTI.
Twenty-two people have succumbed to the viral disease in the capital this year.
Eighteen patients, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's grandson Rohan, have been discharged from AIIMS in the last 24 hours.
Dr Singh's grandson Madhav and son-in-law Vijay Tankha, admitted to the AIIMS with dengue symptoms last Wednesday, are recuperating and likely to be discharged later on Monday.
Delhi Health Secretary D S Negi told PTI that 50 fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the capital since Sunday.
Delhi accounted for 61 fresh patients on Sunday, while 81 were admitted on Saturday and 71 on Friday, he said, adding there appeared to be a decreasing trend.