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12-yr-old boy is capital’s first dengue fatality this year

A 12-year-old boy from south Delhi has become the city’s first dengue fatality this year.

On Aug 1 , he died while undergoing treatment at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said municipal health officials and the hospital on Monday.

“The boy, identified as Nitish Kumar, hailed from Bihar and was residing in Safdarjung area in south Delhi. He died at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,” South Delhi Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat told.

This is the first dengue death reported this year in the national capital, which is battling the sting of malaria and chikungunya too.

Authorities at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said, “The boy was brought to the hospital on 30 July and died due to dengue haemorrhagic fever on 1 August.”

At least 657 people have been affected by dengue this season, according to a municipal report released on Monday.

At least 153 cases of the disease have been reported this month till 19 August.

Out of 657 dengue cases 325 from Delhi and rest from other states.

Till 19th August the number of people affected by malaria has climbed to 412  and 311 affected by chikungunya.


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