Teenaged girl becomes first victim of dengue in Delhi this year

New Delhi: The national capital has reported its first dengue death this season with a 17-year-old girl succumbing to the vector-borne disease. The girl, a resident of Jafrabad in north-east Delhi, died at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital on July 21. The death certificate states the cause of her demise is dengue shock syndrome.

According to a relative of the girl, she was admitted to the Delhi government’s Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital after showing dengue symptoms like fever and vomiting. She tested positive for the disease.

“She was shifted to LNJP Hospital on the night of July 20 where she died the next morning,” the relative said.

At least 90 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital this season.

Last year, the city saw a staggering 15,867 dengue cases, the worst in 20 years with the disease claiming 60 lives, as per municipal reports