Dengue continued to spread in the Capital with 39 fresh cases being reported on Wednesday, taking the total number of people detected with the mosquito-borne disease this season to 1,288.

While 37 cases were reported from three municipal corporations, two cases were reported from VVIP areas in the Capital.

A total of 1,288 cases of dengue have been reported so far this season, which includes 11 cases that originated from outside the city.

Detected

Three persons have so far succumbed to dengue ever since the disease began spreading in the Capital early last month.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation reported the maximum number of 482 cases, while 431 cases were detected from the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and 317 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Other cases were reported from NDMC and Delhi cantonment areas.

In 2011, a total of 857 cases were reported and five deaths took place while in 2010, a total of 5,682 dengue cases and eight deaths were recorded in the capital.

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