Delhi Reports Highest No of Dengue Cases in 6 Years: Report

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Delhi witnessed highest number of cases of Dengue this year in six years, said a civic report released on Monday.

The national capital has crossed 5,270 dengue cases till date since 2015. Nearly, 2,570 fresh cases of the vector-borne disease were logged in the city in the last one week. However, no fresh fatality was reported.

According to the civic report, a total of 5,277 dengue cases were recorded till November 13 in Delhi.

In the previous years, the total count of dengue cases was — 4,431 (2016), 4,726 (2017), 2,798 (2018), 2,036 (2019) and 1,072 (2020), according to the report.

In 2015, the city had witnessed a massive outbreak of dengue, during which the number of reported cases crossed 10,600 in October alone, making it the worst outbreak of the vector-borne disease in the national capital since 1996.

Of the dengue cases in Delhi this year, 3,740 were reported in the first 13 days of November. In October, 1,196 cases were reported, a PTI report said.

The total number of cases this year till November 6 stood at 2,708 and the official death toll due to dengue was nine, the report stated.

In September, 217 cases were logged, the highest count for the month in three years.

This is also the highest number of fatalities due to dengue recorded in a year in the national capital since 2017, when the officially reported death count was 10.

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