New Delhi: With the season for vector-borne diseases having ended, a municipal report released on Tuesday said that 18 dengue cases were reported over the past one week.
During the same period, the numbers of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded are 1,140 and 934, respectively. According to the report, of the total 9, 232 dengue cases this year, 4,711 patients were from national capital, while 4,521 had come to Delhi from other states for treatment.
Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but this period may stretch up to mid-December. This year, however, the disease had spread much earlier.
The mosquito-borne disease had claimed its first victim in the city this year on August 1, when a 12-year-old boy died of dengue shock syndromes at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH). the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates the data for the city, reported three more deaths in October.
The civic body, however, is yet to acknowledge two fatalities at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital and the death of a boy at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital as due to the vector-borne disease.
The number of dengue cases recorded in the city stood at 2,022 in October, while 816 cases were reported last month. Sixty-six cases were reported this month, till December 23.
According to the SDMC, mosquito breeding was reported from 2,11,819 Delhi households till December 23.