73 new dengue cases reported in Delhi

October 27th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Seventythree fresh cases of dengue were reported in Delhi Wednesday, taking the total this season to 5,288, an official said.

Out of the cases reported Wednesday, only one case was from outside the city, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) said in its daily report.

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

The MCD’s Rohini zone has reported the maximum number of 691 dengue cases, followed by Shahdara zone (628) and Civil Lines zone (592).

The total number of Chikungunya cases till date is 33, while there were only three patients suffering from the disease on the corresponding date last year.

The Delhi government Tuesday decided to release an additional amount of Rs.35 crore to the MCD for controlling vector borne diseases.

The MCD stopped fogging Oct 21, blaming the Delhi government for not releasing funds since the Commonwealth Games concluded Oct 14.

The civic agency Monday resumed fogging after a three-day gap.

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