Dengue cases in Delhi touches 12; two in April

09 April 2018, 10:51 PM
Dengue cases in Delhi touches 12 (Source: PTI)
Dengue cases in Delhi touches 12 (Source: PTI)

Two dengue cases were reported in the first week of April, taking the year’s incidence of the vector-borne disease in the national capital to 12 so far.

Of all the cases reported till April 7, six were recorded in January, three in February and one last month, according to the latest municipal report released on Monday.

The cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but this period may stretch up to mid-December.

"Three cases each of malaria and chikungunya, have been reported, while in January none of the cases of both the diseases were reported," according to the report.

In 2017, at least 10 people died in Delhi due to dengue, according to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). The total number of dengue cases was 9,271. The numbers of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded was 1,142 and 940, respectively.

Of the 9,271 dengue cases, 4,726 patients were from Delhi, while 4,545 had come to the city from other states for treatment, according to the SDMC.

SDMC tabulates data for the entire city. Five of the 10 victims were not Delhi residents, but died in the national capital. The official toll maintained by the Delhi municipal authorities till December 26 had stood at four, even though some hospitals had reported a few more deaths due to dengue.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Monday, April 09, 2018 07:31 PM

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