Dengue cases rise to nearly 1,700 in Delhi

The number of dengue cases in the national capital has increased to 1,692, with 921 of them being recorded this month, according to a municipal report released today.

At least 314 fresh cases of the vector-borne disease have been reported last week, South Delhi Municipal Corporation said in the latest report.

At least 19 fatalities due to dengue have been reported at various hospitals, including nine at AIIMS, even though the civic bodies have acknowledged only four deaths.

According to South Delhi Municipal Corporation, which compiles the report on vector-borne diseases on behalf of all civic bodies here, the four deaths include that of Iram Khan (25), a native of Meerut, who lived in Jamia Nagar in south Delhi, and succumbed to dengue on August 31 at Apollo Hospital.

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