Delhi Records Highest Number Of Dengue Cases In 6 Years

In a shocking data released by municipal corporations of Delhi, the city has recorded over 5,270 dengue this season, making it the highest number of cases recorded in Delhi in a year since 2015

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In a shocking data released by municipal corporations of Delhi, the national capital has recorded over 5,270 dengue this season, making it the highest number of cases of the vector-borne disease recorded in Delhi in a year since 2015.

However, no new deaths were added to the toll, which currently stands at nine, the highest death toll recorded in a year in Delhi since 2017, when 10 deaths were reported.


Of the dengue cases in Delhi this year, 3,740 were reported in the first 13 days of November. In October, 1,196 cases were reported.

In the previous years, the total dengue cases reported were -- 4431 (2016), 4726 (2017), 2798 (2018), 2036 (2019) and 1072 (2020), the report stated.

In 2015, the city had witnessed a massive outbreak of dengue, during which the number of reported cases crossed 10,600 in October alone, making it the worst outbreak of the vector-borne disease in the national capital since 1996.

Earlier, in October, Delhi government made it mandatory for all hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centres to report every case of dengue, malaria, chikungunya, and any other vector-borne disease under the epidemic diseases act.

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