The city reported its fourth leptospirosis death on Tuesday with a 24-year-old woman from Malad succumbing to the bacterial infection. Dr A Bandivdekar, executive health officer of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said that unlike in previous years, the awareness campaigns this year are focusing on malaria, dengue and leptospirosis and therefore the number of such infections are under control.
On the other hand, statistics provided by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation show that malaria cases in the city in June and July had dipped compared to figures during the same period last year.
Last July, 17,138 patients tested positive for malaria and 18 deaths were recorded. This July, the number of cases has fallen with the city recording 3,369 positive cases and six deaths.