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New Delhi: Dengue appears to be spreading fast in the capital with 33 fresh cases being reported today, taking the total number of cases of the viral disease to 363 this season.
Except Paharganj and Narela zones, all other zones under three Municipal Corporations detected fresh cases of dengue with six cases each in Central and South zones, an official statement said. Out of the 330 cases, five cases have been reported from outside Delhi. A nine-year-old girl died due to dengue last month.
Last year, the capital saw 216 cases of dengue, including eight originating from outside, and three deaths. In 2010, there were 4,108 cases, including 24 from outside, and five deaths while the figures for 2009 were 29 dengue cases but no deaths.
In 2008, there were 550 cases and two deaths.