2 more Dengue deaths in Delhi, number of cases rises to 5220

NEW DELHI
16 Oct 2017

Two more persons, including a 26 -year-old Manipuri woman, have succumbed to dengue in the national capital, even as the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season has mounted to 5,220, according to a municipal report released today.

With the two deaths reported, the toll from dengue in Delhi has risen to three. The mosquito-borne tropical disease had claimed its first victim in the city this year, when a 12-year-old boy died of dengue shock syndrome at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) on August 1. Rhoda Daimai, who was living in south Delhi's Sarita Vihar died on August 27 of septicaemia and other ensuing complications while 49-year-old Meena Devi, hailing from Bihar, died of dengue shock syndrome on September 2, the report said. Civic bodies said Daimai was a resident of a village in Manipur and had come to Delhi seeking treatment while Meena lived in Karawal Nagar in east Delhi.

While Meena also died at the SGRH, Rhoda succumbed at the Holy Family Hospital. The number of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded in the city till October 14 at 1062 and 683 respectively, the report by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data for the entire city, said. Of the total 5,220 dengue cases, 2564 were residents of Delhi, while the rest were from other states. Of the 2,564 Delhi cases, 757 were reported this month, it said.