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14 new dengue cases in Delhi

The incidence of dengue started showing some signs of decline in the national capital which reported 14 fresh cases today, the first time in several months that the figure of new patients on a day was below 20.

delhi Updated: Nov 23, 2010 19:31 IST

The incidence of dengue started showing some signs of decline in the national capital which reported 14 fresh cases on Tuesday, the first time in several months that the figure of new patients on a day was below 20.

The total number of patients affected this season has reached 6,190, officials said.

The cases of the vector-borne disease generally start showing a downward trend with the advent of winter as low temperature and less humidity are not conducive for the breeding of dengue-carrier aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

However, this season, a substantial number of dengue cases per day were being reported till now. Eight persons have lost their lives to dengue this season, the officials said.

Delhi also reported 65 cases of chikungunya this year.