New Delhi: There has been a spurt in dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas which reported a total 781 cases till November 22, civic officials said today.
According to the figures, 725 dengue cases have been reported from the city which includes 171 cases from North Delhi Municipal Corporation, 320 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation, 141 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation, 19 from New Delhi Municipal Council etc.
"The remaining 56 cases have been reported from the adjoining areas of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana," the officials said.
There have been two deaths in the national capital due to dengue till now which does not include the death of an eight-year-old boy Rishi Qaddafi from Srinagar, who died of dengue at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on September 28.
According to the officials, usually there is a fall in dengue cases after Diwali.
"But then there has been a spurt in dengue cases as the temperature is conducive for the breeding of mosquitoes," a senior municipal official said.
The number of cases reported this season is much lower as compared to last year, which had recorded about 5,212 dengue cases during the same season in the city.