Dengue cases rise as 253 fresh cases get registered
The figure reported by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi gives an alarming picture as only 28 cases of the vector-borne disease were reported in 2014. The number of cases reported so far in 2015 is the highest in the last five years. Meanwhile, no report of death has come this week and the number of total deaths stands at two in the Capital.
According to the Municipal Corporation report on vector-borne diseases released on Monday, till August 22, nearly 253 cases have been reported of this vector-borne disease with 100 <g data-gr-id="23">per cent</g> increase from the last week. For the same period in 2010, over 550 cases were reported. At 253, it is also the highest number of cases in the last five years. The number of cases from January 1 to August 22 for the last four years are – 885(2010), 51(2011), 4(2012), 142( 2013), 11(2014) and 477 (2015). A total of 277 cases were reported last week.
Out of the total cases, North MCD has reported as many as 120 cases while South MCD has reported 56 cases. A total of 19 cases <g data-gr-id="29">have</g> been reported from the EDMC. As many as 34 cases were reported from areas outside the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporations with 12 from UP, four from Haryana and eight from other states. Last year, the city had reported three deaths and recorded as many as 995 cases.
The civic authorities are also on their toes to curb the menace. Visits to check mosquito breeding have become a routine. Mayors and commissioners of all the three Corporations have asked officials to work round-the-clock and take steps to control dengue, malaria and chikungunya.
The Corporations have identified mosquito-breeding points in various nooks and corners of the city and have issued challans to several agencies/government bodies too.