Dengue cases continue to rise in the city as 34 people tested positive on Monday taking the count of those affected by the disease to 453.

“34 people tested positive for dengue fever on Monday. With this, the total number of people who tested positive for dengue since June has risen to 453,” N K Yadav, MCD’s medical health officer, said.

After a spurt in dengue cases was reported in Jamia Nagar, Dr. Yadav said, the MCD has appointed 500 extra labourers for spraying insecticide there.

He also said the number of hand-operated fogging machines has been doubled especially that to be used in the Commonwealth Games village to curb the dengue menace.

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