42 dengue cases reported in Delhi as of March 5: civic body

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The three new cases have been reported in the first week of March.

New Delhi:

Three new cases of dengue have been reported in the last week in the national capital, according to a civic report released on Monday.

Until February 28, 39 cases of dengue fever were registered in the city.

The three new cases have been reported in the first week of March.

According to the civic report on vector-borne diseases, this year a total of 42 cases of dengue have been registered as of March 5.

For the period from January 1 to March 5, five cases were registered here last year, six cases in 2020, two in 2019, while nine cases were registered in 2018 and eight in 2017, it said.

Cases of vector-borne diseases are generally reported between July and November, but the period can extend into mid-December.

Last year, 9,613 cases of dengue were reported, the highest number of cases of the vector-borne disease recorded in the national capital in a year since 2015, and 23 deaths.

In the years prior to 2021, the total number of reported 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 dengue outbreak when the number of reported dengue cases exceeded 10,600 in October, making it the worst outbreak of the vector-borne disease in the national capital since 1996.

The number of dengue deaths recorded in 2021 was the highest in the national capital since 2016, when the official death count was 10.

Delhi recorded two dengue deaths in 2019, four in 2018, and 10 in 2017 and 2016.

The report also stated that two cases of malaria and seven cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi so far this year.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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