Delhi: 24% rise in Dengue, Malaria cases in last one week


At a time when the National Capital is already witnessing tough time due to spike in covid-19 cases and authorities are having tough time due to the same, there is another bad news. Reportedly, vector borne diseases are also on the rise and precautionary measures are needed to contain them too.

A whopping rise of 24 per cent in Dengue, Malaria, and Chikungunya cases were recorded in the last one week, a IANS report said.

With 69 new Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya cases reported in the last week, the totally tally has gone up to 277 this year. The latest report reveals 24 fresh cases of Dengue, 38 cases of Malaria, and 7 cases of Chikungunya were reported in Delhi between August 23 to 29. While the total incidents of Dengue have reached 105 this year, 128 people have been infected with Malaria, and the tally for Chikungunya is 44 till August 29, the report further said.

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“Mosquito-breeding has been reported in at least 44,259 households, and 35,103 legal notices have been issued this year. The Dengue breeding checkers have checked 12,666,665 houses and also issued challans to 1,512 numbers of office and residential premises,” mentioned the latest report by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which publishes infection data from all municipal corporations of Delhi.

The officials claimed that the situation is under control.

“We have comparatively less cases from last year. Also, we have roped traders’ associations and RWAs to spot and cover the uncovered drains. The cleaning of drains is also done regularly,” a senior official was quoted saying by the IANS report.

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