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113 Malaria cases in Delhi

India has already reported 113 cases of malaria as the monsoon approaches.

The numbers of dengue cases have also been reported as close to 100.

Of the 113 people affected by malaria, 70 belonged to Delhi, while the rest were traced to other states. Officials said at least 40 malaria cases have been recorded this month alone.

While the dengue virus is spread by a mosquito that breeds in fresh water, malaria is spread by a different kind that can breed in dirty water.

On Friday the Delhi government issued instructions to hospitals to increase their bed capacity by up to 20% for the next six months to deal with the possible outbreak of mosquito related diseases.

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