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One more dengue death in Delhi

With the death of one more person in the capital on Monday the toll due to this deadly disease has gone up to 36.

india Updated: Oct 16, 2006 14:12 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

One more person succumbed to dengue in the capital on Monday, taking the toll to 36, even as 27 fresh cases were admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Manoj Kumar (22), who was brought to the casualty at AIIMS from Aligarh on Sunday evening, died early on Monday morning, Medical Superintendent DK Sharma said.

Eight hundreds people were screened for suspected dengue in the last 24 hours ending 8 am at the premier institute, of which 200 are under medical observation in the casualty while 27 were admitted, he added.

As many as 176 dengue patients are admitted at the AIIMS while 43 had been discharged since Sunday.

The national capital has witnessed a spurt in dengue deaths with six persons succumbing to the mosquito-borne viral disease in a single day on Saturday.

Nearly 1,500 people have been afflicted by the disease in the capital this year with most of the cases reported since August.

First Published: Oct 16, 2006 11:01 IST