Two more die of dengue in Delhi
NEW DELHI: Two more deaths due to dengue have been reported in the national Capital, taking the toll from the vector-borne disease in Delhi this season to five.
The two fatalities took place at the city government-run LNJP Hospital in central Delhi, officials on Friday said.
"Over 860 cases of dengue have been reported at LNJP Hospital and two persons have died there due to the disease. One of the patients died in August and the other succumbed in September," Medical Superintendent, LNJP Hospital, J C Passey said.
According to a report released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) last Monday, the total number of people affected by dengue has reached 5,220 this season, with 675 new cases being reported over the last week.
Meanwhile, the number of people affected by Malaria this year has climbed to 1,062, with 30 of them recorded last week.
For chikungunya, the figure stands at 683, with 45 new cases reported last week.
The report said that 26-year-old Rhoda Daimai, from Manipur, succumbed to dengue in the national Capital on August 27.
Having come to Delhi for treatment, the woman died at Holy Family Hospital in Okhla of septicaemia and other ensuing complications.
The second victim, 49-year-old Meena Devi from Bihar, died of dengue shock syndrome on September 2, said the MCD report. She passed away at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH)
Earlier this year, the mosquito-borne tropical disease had claimed its first victim in the city; a 12-year-old boy who died of dengue shock syndrome at SGRH on August 1.