Dengue toll at 384 in Delhi; 36 test +ve a in day
The national capital on Saturday recorded the highest single-day incidence of dengue this season with 36 more patients testing positive for the disease, taking the total cases to 384.
New Delhi: The national capital on Saturday
recorded the highest single-day incidence of dengue this
season with 36 more patients testing positive for the disease,
taking the total cases to 384.
According to statistics released by the Municipal
Corporation of Delhi, the number of cases till this time in
2009 was only three. The figure was 55 and 12 in the same
periods in 2008 and 2007 respectively.
The civic body has said there were one confirmed and
three suspected dengue deaths this season though private
hospitals are giving a much higher figures.
According to the MCD, there were 36 new cases since
yesterday of which 14 have been reported from NDMC areas.
Seven cases have been reported from MCD South Zone, followed
by four in Central Zone, it said.
Among the total 384 cases so far, 294 have been reported
from MCD areas, 62 from NDMC areas and the rest from other
parts of the city and outstation cases. MCD South Zone
reported the highest of 81 cases closely followed by Central
Zone with 79.
Authorities are more worried about the spread of dengue
as the city will host the Commonwealth Games in October, a
month which generally sees high prevalence of the disease.
The civic body said it was trying its best to control the
spread of the vector-borne disease and has challaned a large
number of individuals and organisations over breeding of
mosquitoes on their premises. It said notices were sent to
45,532 people and 6,125 of them were fined.
According to the MCD, in the previous years, the number
of dengue cases and deaths were 1,153 and 3 (2009), 1,312 and
2(2008), 548 and 1 (2007) and 3,366 and 36 (2006).