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Delhi records over 900 dengue cases in October, total cases at 1876 this year

Delhi dengue cases: The city has also recorded 194 cases of malaria and 38 cases of chikungunya this year. The dengue infection tally had stood at 1,572 till October 12.

Abhro Banerjee Edited By: Abhro Banerjee @AbhroBanerjee1 New Delhi Published on: October 25, 2022 16:13 IST
Out of the total reported cases, 693 of them were in
Image Source : AP Out of the total reported cases, 693 of them were in September.

Delhi dengue cases: In October alone, Delhi reported over 900 cases of Dengue, taking the total infection tally of vector-borne disease to 1,876. The figures are as per a civic report issued on Tuesday. 

The city has also recorded 194 cases of malaria and 38 cases of chikungunya this year. The dengue infection tally had stood at 1,572 till October 12.

Over 300 new cases were logged in the week that followed, taking the total number of cases of dengue reported this year in Delhi to 1,876 till October 19, according to the report released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Out of the total reported cases, 693 were reported in September. It is also the highest number of dengue cases logged during the January 1-October 19 period since 2017, when the corresponding figure was 3,272, the report stated. No death has been reported so far this year due to the disease while in 2021 the dengue had claimed 23 lives, the report said. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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