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Dengue cases cross 2 lakh

8 die, 1,793 hospitalised in a day

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At least eight more people died from dengue in 24 hours preceding 8:00am today as the country grapples with a record outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease.

Of the deaths, four were reported outside of the capital.

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At least 1,793 dengue patients were hospitalised in the 24-hour period, according to data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Dengue has so far claimed at least 975 lives this year and nearly 2,00,981 were infected, making this the deadliest year since the first recorded epidemic in 2000.

According to DGHS data, 9,526 dengue patients were undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country yesterday morning.

A total of 1,90,480 patients have so far been released from hospitals across the country this year.