Delhi dengue toll rises to four

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS): The number of deaths due to dengue in the national capital has risen to four and the number of cases now total 2,916, said an official Monday.

According to municipal health authorities, 35-year-old Gautam Priyanka, a resident of KishanGargh in Delhi, died Monday due to the vector-borne disease.

The other victims who have succumbed to the virus, as confirmed by authorities, are Phool Singh, 47, of west Delhi's Ashok Nagar, Priyanka Shankar, 21, of north Delhi's Pratap Nagar and Priya Jha, 6, of south Delhi's Okhla.

The number of cases in the capital has risen from 2,557 Thursday to 2,916 Monday.

In 2012, a total of 2,093 cases were reported while this year till Oct 7, 2,916 cases have been confirmed by the authorities.

Out of the total 2,916 cases, 2,881 are reported from Delhi while the others are those from neighbouring areas.


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