Records broken; 2,000 dengue cases in 1 week
The data comes at a time when the three Corporations claim to have put in all their efforts to control the disease. The official death toll, according to a Municipal report released on Monday, has shot up to 17, even though unofficially the figure stands at 23.
As per the report, the latest victim of dengue was a 36-year-old woman from East Delhi who passed away on Saturday night at a private hospital. Out of the total number of cases reported till September 19, at least 2,960 of them were recorded this month itself.
Till September 12, at least 1,872 cases and five official deaths due to dengue were reported.
The 1,919 new cases thus mark a rise of over 102 per cent in the last one week though the MCDs and the Delhi government claim that the situation has improved.
“Now, the health situation is better and we are winning the battle against dengue as the situation is improving,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said. In 2010, as many as 6,259 total cases were recorded and only eight deaths were officially reported throughout the year.
However, till September 19, 2010, the corresponding number of total cases was 2,728, more than a thousand less than reported during the same period this year.
In the same duration, 75 cases were registered in 2014 while in 2013 it stood at 1,355. Over 30 cases were recorded in 2012 while 2011 saw 189 cases.