Dengue is fast spreading in the capital with 39 people testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease on Monday, taking the total number of cases to over 1,200.

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

A total of 1,211 cases of dengue have reported so far this season, which includes 11 cases that originated from outside the city.

Two children 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 457 cases, while 400 cases were detected from the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area and 299 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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