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26 fresh cases of dengue in Delhi; total 464

india Updated: Nov 05, 2009 20:24 IST

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The national capital recorded 26 fresh cases of dengue on Thursday, the highest in a single day this season, taking the total number of those suffering from the vector-borne disease to 464.

With this, over 70 new cases of the disease have been reported in the city in the last three days.

"Twenty-six more patients have tested positive for dengue, taking the number of cases this season to 464," Municipal Health Officer, MCD, N K Yadav told PTI.

Delhi has seen a surge in the number of dengue cases with the last 10 days registering over 20 cases per day on an average. Two persons have died due to the disease so far.

Last year, 1,070 dengue cases and two deaths were reported in the city.

Yadav said the number of cases could show a downward trend once winter sets in.

The first dengue death was reported in the city on October 23 when a 15-year-old boy succumbed to the disease at AIIMS. The second was that of a nine-year-old boy who breathed his last at the LNJP hospital on October 26.