360 fresh cases of dengue reported in Nov first week
The Municipal Corporations have reported over 360 fresh cases of dengue in the first week of November, taking the total number of people down with the vector-borne disease in the city this year to 15,200. While October had seen 7,283 cases, the maximum number of cases, among all the months this year, the vector-borne disease is supposed to hit a standstill in November.
Standing at 15,254, dengue outbreak this year has become the worst outbreak since 1996. That year, 10,252 cases and 423 deaths were reported.
The civic administration has, meanwhile, updated its official death toll at 38, according to the report on released on Monday by all three civic bodies. Unofficially, however, the number of dengue victims stands at 43. The six new victims identified by the civic authorities include a 10-year-old girl, Anita of Harkesh Nagar and a 60-year-old woman, Hasina from Jahangirpuri area in North Delhi. One male patient, aged 32, was also among the six victims. The figure for the total number of cases had crossed the 1996-mark on October 10 only, with 10,683 people down with the deadly virus.