AIIMS reports 9 dengue deaths, toll rises to 14

New Delhi, Sep 15, 2016: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday reported nine deaths from dengue since September 1, taking the toll in the national capital from the mosquito-borne disease to 14 so far.

The city has also witnessed the death of 12 persons due to chikungunya till September 15, with the latest being two men – aged 50 and 30 at AIIMS.

With the new figures, the death toll caused by the vector borne diseases has reached 27, which also includes the death of a 30-year old due to malaria.

Municipal Corporation data puts the number of dengue, chikungunya and malaria infections at 1,158 and 1,057 respectively.

According to the civic bodies, the highest dengue cases were reported in 2015 with a total of 15,876 people infected by the vector-borne disease with 60 deaths.

Wefornews Bureau

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