Dengue claimed its first victim in Delhi on Monday, when Tabbasum Zaved, 9, died of multiple-organ failure at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) confirmed the death on Friday.
Zaved, a resident of the unauthorised settlement of Sangam Vihar near Karni Range in south Delhi, was admitted to the emergency ward on Monday morning. “She had a platelet count of 50,000, and within hours it went below 20,000. She died of multi-organ failure. Her blood reports confirmed later that she had dengue,” said a doctor in the department of medicine, who did not want to be identified.
Anything between 1.5 to 4.5 lakh is considered a normal platelet count. Eight new cases were reported on Friday, taking the total number of cases in the Capital to 64. In 2011, there were 216 cases and three deaths.
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