12-year-old season's first dengue fatality in Delhi; cases reach 657

22 Août, 2017, 09:14 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • First dengue death in Delhi this season after 12-year-old boy dies of the vector-borne disease

The Capital has registered it first dengue death this season with a 12-year-old boy succumbing to the vector-borne disease, municipal authorities said on Monday."Nitish Kumar, who hailed from Bihar and was residing in Safdarjung, died at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital". Authorities at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said: "The boy was brought to the hospital on July 30 and died due to dengue haemorrhagic fever on August 1".

This is the first dengue death reported this year in the national capital, which is battling the sting of malaria and chikungunya too. Kumar, a resident of south Delhi, was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on July 30, 2017, in a critical condition and was confirmed to have dengue. He had the dengue shock syndrome and his blood pressure was not recordable. Shocking numbersThe city has reported as many as 657 cases of dengue this year so far, out of which 325 cases of are from within the city. Areas from South Delhi Municipal Corporation have reported the highest number of 64 cases, followed by 42 cases in areas of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

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Out of 657 dengue cases 325 from Delhi and rest from other states. According to the data, 50 cases of malaria have been reported this month, including 11 this week.

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