//Nearly 7,000 Dengue cases in India, Kerala second ranked with 834

Nearly 7,000 Dengue cases in India, Kerala second ranked with 834

22 Oct, 2006 PTI

NEW DELHI: Dengue has affected nearly 7,000 people across the country while 1,665 people were afflicted with Chikungunya, the latest figures released by the government Saturday said.

While Dengue has affected 6,957 people and claimed 120 lives, no deaths due to Chikungunya have been reported . Though the government figure of dengue deaths stood at 120, reports from hospitals across the country put the toll at 135.

According to the official data, Dengue cases have been reported from Rajasthan (838), Kerala (834), West Bengal (627), Maharashtra (582), Uttar Pradesh (513) and Gujarat (456).

Twenty-eight Chikungunya cases have been reported from Delhi while Maharashtra reported the maximum number of the cases at 679, the data said.

Cases of Chikungunya were also reported from Karnataka (294), AP(248), Gujarat (170), Tamil Nadu (111), MP (62), Kerala (38), Rajasthan (24) and Puducherry (9.