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Two more dengue cases in city; count reaches 28

delhi Updated: Jul 25, 2010 00:48 IST
HT Correspondent

The national Capital reported two fresh cases of Dengue on Saturday. With this, the total number of people afflicted with the vector-borne disease shot up to 28.

The younger brother of Fakir (the seven-year-old who became the first case of dengue death in the Capital when he succumbed to the disease on Thursday), is one of the two new positive cases in the city.

Residents of Okhla Mandi, the brothers had shown dengue-like symptoms since returning from their hometown in Bihar, last week.

They were admitted into the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday evening after their condition deteriorated.

While the elder one died on Thursday, and his confirmatory laboratory report came on Friday morning, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) received the confirmatory lab report of the younger one on Saturday morning.

"We got the younger brother's report in the morning, and his condition is serious," said one of the doctors at AIIMS, who did not wish to be named.

Out of the 28 confirmed cases, seven are those who contracted the disease outside Delhi.

"Delhi has reported 22 dengue cases so far," said N.K. Yadav, health officer, MCD.

According to official data, 13 dengue cases have been reported from MCD areas, eight from New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) areas and seven other cases from outside the city.