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38 new dengue cases in Delhi; crosses 1,000-mark

November 01, 2012 16:27 IST

Dengue cases in the national capital crossed the 1,000-mark with 38 people testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease on Thursday, taking the total number of cases this season to 1,057.

While 35 cases were reported from three municipal corporations, one was reported from the VVIP area and two from Delhi cantonment area.

Two children have so far succumbed to dengue ever since the disease began spreading in the capital early this month.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation reported the maximum number of 392 cases, while 347 cases were detected from the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area and 269 cases were reported from East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Other cases were reported from NDMC and Delhi cantonment areas.

Out of the 1057 cases, nine cases have been reported from outside Delhi.

Last year, the capital saw 572 cases of dengue, including eight originating from outside, and four deaths while the year before reported 5,032 cases, including 26 from outside, and eight deaths.

In 2009, there were 193 dengue cases and one death while in 2008, there were 1,008 dengue cases and two deaths.

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