Two More Die of Dengue, Toll Reaches at Least 13

Dengue claimed two more lives in Delhi, of the vector-borne disease dengue taking the toll to at least 13.

Published: 16th September 2015 09:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2015 09:30 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

DELHI: Dengue has claimed two more lives in Delhi as a 41-year-old woman from south Delhi and a teenage boy became the latest victim of the vector-borne disease.

Both casualties were reported today, taking the dengue death toll to at least 13, even as the embattled Delhi government and the BJP-ruled civic bodies continued to grapple with the dengue menace.

Monika Bahl, a resident of Lajpat Nagar died yesterday at the Moolchand Hospital due to dengue shock syndrome leading to multi-organ failure.

According to doctors at Moolchand, the patient had come with complaints of fever and vomiting and was admitted to the hospital almost a week ago.

"She was shifted to the ICU three days later after there were complications. She had tested positive for dengue and passed away yesterday morning apparently due to dengue shock syndrome which had led to multi-organ failure," a doctor at Moolchand Hospital said.

A 14-year-old boy also became the victim of the deadly disease, succumbing at the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital.

According to sources, the young patient was admitted two days ago and died yesterday.

The death toll as per the official MCD data still stands at 5, while 13 deaths have been reported from hospitals across the city till date.

As per the municipal corporation's data till September 12, at least 613 cases of dengue have been reported in the last one week and a total 1,872 patients tested positive for the vector-borne disease.

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