The district health department has registered over 40 dengue cases in the last 10 days, taking the total count to 333.
However, officials said the frequency of new cases being reported is reducing. The number of cases reported in October this year is proportionately lower compared with that reported during the same period in the last three years, officials said. Usually, 30-50% of the total dengue cases are reported in October.
This year, however, over 250 cases were registered in September itself. Officials said the total number of dengue cases in October might not cross 70.
“People should continue to take precautions. The total number of cases will depend on the weather conditions. If it rains, the situation may worsen but if the temperature falls, we will see a decline in cases,” said Dr VK Thapar, district malaria officer, Gurgaon.
Doctors suggest using mosquito repellant creams, maintaining hygiene, keeping one’s surroundings clean, wearing full-sleeved clothes and avoiding water accumulation anywhere around homes or workplaces.