One more person died of dengue, taking the total number of people succumbing to the mosquito-borne infection in Delhi this season to four. Out of this, three were children below 10 years of age.
Mohini B Masih, 29, from north Delhi’s Timar Pur, was admitted at the Lok Nayak Hospital on October 25 with dengue-like symptoms. She died on October 31 of related complications.
On Saturday, the civic agencies registered the death as dengue death after her reports confirmed the viral infection.
Dengue cases are on the rise and health experts blame it on warmer days conducive to mosquito-breeding. On Saturday, 38 new cases were also reported, taking the total number of affected people in the city so far this year to 1,401.
“This year, dengue struck later than previous years, so it might continue for a while,” said a senior doctor from the department of medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
State health minister AK Walia has directed health officials to shift from local fogging to domestic fogging.