Delhi witnesses close to 11,000 chikungunya cases this season

Reportedly, the exact number is quoted to be 10,851 with nearly nearly 640 of them being recorded in the last week itself.

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2016, 23:27 PM IST
Rise in chikungunya cases in Delhi (Representational Image)

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Many of us might be under the impression that cases of chikungunya have taken a dip in Delhi NCR, we might have to correct ourselves as a report has furnished that the national capital region has witnessed almost 11,000 cases in this season so far.

Reportedly, the exact number is quoted to be 10,851 with nearly nearly 640 of them being recorded in the last week itself.

Of the total chikungunya cases, nearly 720 of them have been reported in areas falling under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).

“As many as 10,851 suspected cases have been recorded this season till October 29, out of which 8,720 have been confirmed,” the report by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation said.

SDMC tabulates the data for vector-borne disease cases in the national capital on behalf of all the civic bodies here.

At least 10,210 suspected chikungunya cases were reported in the city till October 22.

As per the report, at least 3,650 dengue cases were reported in the national capital till October 29 this season. 3,333 cases were recorded till October 22.

Among the three corporations, 718 confirmed chikungunya cases have been reported in areas under NDMC, 638 under SDMC and 354 under EDMC this season.

3,395 cases have also been reported from areas falling outside the jurisdiction of the three municipal corporations. And, 3,615 cases have been recorded from other states.

At least 15 fatalities have been reported at various hospitals in the city due to complications triggered by the chikungunya, though the civic bodies have kept the death tally at zero.

Delhi and other parts of north India are facing a spike in chikungunya cases after nearly 10 years.

(With PTI inputs)