176 Fresh cases of Dengue reported in Delhi

The Asian Age.

Metros, Delhi

The numbers of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded this year, till December 2, stood at 1,132 and 917 respectively, according to the report.

176 fresh dengue cases were reported from November 26 to December 2, as against 347 cases recorded in the week prior to this.

New Delhi : Around 176 fresh dengue cases were reported from November 26 to December 2, as against 347 cases recorded in the week prior to this. The total number of cases this year has, however, crossed the 9,000 mark.

The numbers of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded this year, till December 2, stood at 1,132 and 917 respectively, according to the report.

However, there was a substantial decline was witnessed in the number of dengue cases in the past one week as the season for vector-borne diseases is coming to an end.

Of the 9,072 dengue cases this year, 4,645 patients belonged to Delhi, while 4,427 had come to the city from other states for treatment, the report read.

The mosquito-borne tropical disease had claimed its first victim in the city this year on August 1, when a 12-year-old boy died of dengue shock syndrome at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH).

Three more deaths were reported in October by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates the data for the entire city. Individual hospitals have recorded many more cases, but the civic body is yet to acknowledge them.

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