Dengue cases near 1,000 mark



New Delhi: Dengue cases in the capital are nearing the 1000 mark despite some signs of decline in recent days.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 16 people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in different hospitals here.

"Dengue cases gradually fall with the onset of winters. In the past one day, 16 people have been diagnosed with dengue.

Most of the patients have been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. With this the number of people affected by dengue this year went upto 992," said MCD's public health committee Chairman VK Monga.

Over 10,000 dengue cases have been detected in the country this year and Delhi ranks 25th in the list of states, according to Union Health Ministry figures.

"The average number of dengue cases reported per day is declining. Earlier, 20 and above dengue cases were being reported in just 24 hours, now it is less," Monga said.

PTI