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Delhi reports first death due to dengue this year; over 1,200 cases in October

The deceased had tested positive for dengue some days ago

Delhi reports first death due to dengue this year; over 1,200 cases in October
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Delhi on Wednesday reported its first death due to dengue this year.

The details were shared after SHO Rajneesh Sharma, who was admitted to a hospital in the national capital passed away.

The deceased had tested positive for dengue some days ago.

In October, Delhi reported more than 1,200 cases of dengue, taking the infection tally of the vector-borne disease beyond the 2,000 mark so far this year, according to a civic report issued on Monday.

The 1,238 cases, recorded till October 26, is more than half of the total number of cases of dengue logged this year.

The city has also recorded 200 cases of malaria and 40 cases of chikungunya this year, the report said.The dengue infection tally had stood at 1,876 till October 19.

Nearly 300 new cases were logged in the week that followed, taking the total number of cases of dengue reported this year in Delhi to 2,175 till October 26, according to the report released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Out of the total reported cases, 693 were reported in September.It is also the highest number of dengue cases logged during the January 1-October 26 period since 2017, when the corresponding figure was 3,829, the report stated.In 2015, the city witnessed a massive dengue outbreak, with the number of cases crossing 10,600 in October.

It was Delhi's worst dengue outbreak since 1996.According to the MCD report issued on Monday, the city recorded 23 dengue cases in January, 16 in February, 22 in March, 20 in April, 30 in May, 32 in June, 26 in July and 75 in August.

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