The menace of diphtheria in national capital has so far claimed 24 lives as two more died in a civic hospital in north Delhi.
It was informed that while five of these victims belong to Delhi, the rest are from other states.
The fresh deaths were reported at Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital at Kingsway Camp.
It is also known that from September 6, there have been over 183 admissions at the municipal hospital.
One more death earlier had been reported at the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.
The hospital is governed by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).>