This Article is From Sep 20, 2013

Dengue claims first two lives in Delhi

New Delhi: The national capital saw its first dengue deaths on Thursday with two people succumbing to the vector-borne virus, detected in over 450 citizens this season.

While two deaths are confirmed due to dengue, three others are suspected deaths, said Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) medical health officer N.K. Yadav.

There has been continuous rise in dengue cases in Delhi. As of Tuesday, 466 people were detected positive for the disease.

Though a couple of suspected dengue deaths have been reported, the MCD till now has denied any so far.

In the corresponding period of 2012, 55 patients were diagnosed with the disease.