Thirty-seven new cases of dengue were reported in the capital, taking the total number of cases this season to 1,172, on Sunday.

While 36 cases were reported from three municipal corporations, one patient tested positive in the capital had contracted the disease from outside Delhi.

Two children have so far succumbed to dengue ever since the disease began spreading in the capital early this month.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation reported the maximum number of 440 cases, while 385 cases were detected from the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area and 294 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Other cases were reported from NDMC and Delhi cantonment areas.

Out of the 1,172 cases, 11 cases have been reported from outside Delhi.

In 2011, a total of 837 cases were reported and five deaths while in 2010, a total of 5,682 dengue cases and eight deaths were recorded in the capital.

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