NEW DELHI: The dengue menace continued unabated in the national capital with 25 fresh cases being reported today, taking the total number of those suffering from the vector-borne disease to 970. The city has reported more than 340 cases of dengue in the past 10 days.
"With 25 fresh positive cases of dengue, the total has reached 970. There are 13 cases in which the infection has been contracted from outside Delhi," MCD's Municipal Health Officer N K Yadav said.
According to MCD, the city has reported two dengue deaths so far. On October 23, a 15-year-old boy succumbed to the disease at AIIMS while a nine-year-old boy breathed his last at the LNJP hospital on October 26.
The issue was raised during a meeting of the MCD Standing Committee, a key policy-making panel, yesterday, with municipal councillors voicing fears that the figure could be much more than reported and saying the civic officials should work on a "war-footing" to prevent the spread of the disease.