Number of dengue cases in city recede
The number of dengue cases has begun to show a downward trend with just 62 new cases of the disease reported in the city today.delhi Updated: Oct 06, 2010 00:46 IST
The number of dengue cases has begun to show a downward trend with just 62 new cases of the disease reported in the city on Tuesday.
The last time the number was below 65 was on September 11, when 64 new cases were detected. Since then, the number has kept increasing; with the reported cases nearing 100 in the last 10 days. With Tuesday's new cases, the total number of people affected by the disease so far is 3,703. Already, seven dengue deaths have been reported this season.
Authorities blamed the incessant rains this monsoon, coupled with large-scale construction because of the Commonwealth Games on the abnormal surge of dengue cases in the city.
According to the data, south Delhi continued to be the worst-affected with with 492 cases of dengue reported from the area. Civil Lines area followed a close second with 475 positive cases. Rohini and Central Zone have reported 424 and 399 cases of dengue respectively.
In its regular round-up, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi said its workers found mosquito breeding in 94,560 premises till now. The civic agency has issued legal notices to 76,255 people and prosecuted 14,729 of them, it said.
Other mosquito-borne disease such chikungunya and malaria, too, saw a rise with 20 cases of chikungunya and 112 cases of malaria reported in the city.