Over 1,150 dengue cases in Delhi, 50 % rise in last one week

South Delhi, dengue, Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, NDMC, Vector- Borne Diseases
South Delhi, dengue, Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, NDMC, Vector- Borne Diseases

At least 1,158 cases of dengue have been recorded in the national capital with nearly 390 of them being recorded in the first 10 days of September, the month in which the vector-borne disease begins to rise.

According to a municipal report that released on Monday, 387 cases were reported for the month of September, marking a rise of over 50 % from the previous count.
Over 770 cases were reported till September 3 this season. Out of the total number of cases, August alone has accounted for 652. At least nine deaths due to dengue have been reported this year in the national capital.

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According to a report, South Delhi has recorded 255 dengue cases till September 10, the highest among all the regions in the city. Central Zone of South Delhi Municipal Corporation has recorded 100 cases, the highest among its four zones.

Najafgarh, West, and South Zones have reported 70, 43 and 42 cases respectively. North Corporation and East Corporation have recorded 105 and 70 cases respectively.

For North Delhi Municipal Corporation the cases reported are Paharganj (6), Rohini (23) and Narela (3), Karol Bagh (14) and City (29) and Civil Lines (30). This year cases have been reported early.

A total of 91 cases were reported in July, six cases were recorded in May, while June witnessed 15 cases. 374 cases have been reported from areas falling outside the jurisdiction of the municipal corporation in the city. While 89 cases were reported from Uttar Pradesh, 31 of those diagnosed with the disease came from Haryana and 234 from other states.

In NDMC area, breeding of mosquitoes was found in 43,565 houses, in SDMC area in 62,423 houses and 15,536 in EDMC area. The number of prosecution launched in these areas were 3612, 5460 and 1436 respectively.

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