According to a civic authority report released on Monday, there has been an increase in dengue cases in Delhi, with 635 new infections registered in the first 12 days of October bringing the overall number of cases this year to 1,572.
As many as 693 instances—out of the 1,572 total cases documented this year—were reported in September alone. Until the end of September, the city had recorded 937 dengue cases this year. However, 635 new cases were reported in the first 12 days of October, bringing the total number of dengue cases in the city to 1,572, according to a report released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Monday.
Additionally, since 2017, when the corresponding number was 2,884, there have been more dengue cases reported between January and October than ever before, according to the data. According to the study, between October 5 and October 12, up to 314 new cases of dengue fever were detected. From October 1 to October 5, the city reported 321 cases.
According to the study, there have been no dengue-related deaths reported so far this year, compared to 23 deaths from the disease in 2021. With 10,600 cases reported in October of 2015, the city had experienced a significant dengue outbreak. The dengue outbreak was the deadliest to hit Delhi since 1996.
The MCD report, which was released on Monday, states that the city reported 23 dengue cases in January, 16 in February, 22 in March, 20 in April, 30 in May, 32 in June, 26 in July, and 75 in August. Malaria infections increased by 29 in the national capital in a week, bringing the total number of cases to 182, according to the MCD report on vector-borne diseases.