Dengue cases in the city rose to 450 after 14 more people tested positive for the virus. However, this figure is comparatively less compared to dengue cases reported last October, V K Monga, MCD health committee chairman, said today.
"Last year, it was over 4,000 cases at this time of the year. We have adopted stringent measures to contain dengue this year and the figures is only 450 till now.
In the last one day, 14 people tested positive for dengue virus," he said, adding this includes 40 cases reported in Delhi cantonment area. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi reported the first case of dengue on March 3 while the first case of dengue death was reported in July.
Till now four deaths due to dengue haemorrhagic fever have been reported in the city, the last being reported on October 13 after 50-year-old Anita Murari, wife of the director of Lady Hardinge Medical College, succumbed at a hospital here. "An average of eight to ten cases are being reported daily," Monga said.