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Delhi reports 756 dengue cases in a week, total at 3,865

Out of the total cases reported this year in Delhi 1,807 are residents of Delhi. The dengue cases reported so far are more than the cases reported in the same period last year.

delhi Updated: Oct 04, 2017 10:11 IST
A municipal worker sprays insecticide in Okhla’s Shaheen Bagh area.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Delhi hospitals reported 756 cases of dengue in the week ending September 30, down from the nearly 900 cases that had been reported the previous week, according to the data by the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs).

This takes the total number of dengue cases to 3,865 this year, of which 1,807 are residents of Delhi, with the rest coming from neighbouring states to Delhi hospitals for treatment. This is compared to a total of 2,133 cases that had been reported during the same period last year, of which 1,512 were residents of Delhi.

In 2015, which was a dengue outbreak year for Delhi, 7,606 cases had been reported during the same period, of which 5,782 were Delhi residents.

“There has definitely been an increase in the number of cases of dengue and this could most likely be due to the intermittent rains that Delhi had recently. Although, the numbers now seem higher than the previous year, the figures will balance out as we are hoping that there will be a decline in the number of cases in the next 15 or 20 days,” said a municipal health official.

The report also shows that Delhi hospitals have also reported 995 cases of malaria, of which 482 people are Delhi residents. As for chikungunya, a total of 589 cases have been reported, of which 338 people are from Delhi.

Last year, when Delhi had a chikungunya outbreak, 4,257 cases had been reported during the same period.

First Published: Oct 04, 2017 10:11 IST