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64 new dengue cases in Delhi

New Delhi: The number of dengue cases in the national capital continued to escalate with 64 more patients testing positive on Saturday for the vector-borne disease, taking the total number of cases to 1,716.

With four deaths due to dengue so far and 70 cases on a daily basis in the capital, the Commonwealth Games host city can witness worst outbreak of the deadly disease in the last five years, according to data.

According to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, 1,153 dengue cases and three deaths were reported in 2009, 1,312 cases and two deaths in 2008, 548 cases and one death in 2007, and 3,366 cases and 36 deaths in 2006.

South Delhi continued to be worst-affected this season recording 283 cases, followed by MCD’s central zone (234) and Civil Lines (219).

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