More new Dengue cases but still lower than last year


Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: This week the municipal corporations of Delhi (MCD) have just recorded thirty new cases of Dengue. Even with these fresh cases, the numbers that was just recorded by Delhi was only one-sixth compared to the figures last year till the first week of September.

This year the MCD has recorded a total of 137 cases of Dengue. This is considered the lowest as compared to 2017 where the number was 829 and 2015 where Delhi saw its worst since the number was 1,160 and was registered by the first week of September.

This monsoon, however, fewer cases are recorded of all three mosquito-borne illnesses that usually plague Delhi every year. According to the MCD’s Weekly report, 195 malaria cases were recorded by the city till September 8th.

A Municipal health official said, “Right now, Delhi is getting heavy rainfall constantly. However, once the rains become sporadic, the environment would become conducive for breeding of mosquitoes. Over the last two years too, the sporadic showers early on in the year resulted in higher number of cases being registered”.


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