Dengue cases at highest in Gautam Buddh Nagar district

Dengue cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar have reached all-time high with 14 fresh cases, reported on Nov 6, taking the cumulative tally of cases to 509. Currently, there are 68 active cases in the district

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Dengue cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar district have reached an all-time high with 14 fresh cases, reported on Saturday evening, Nov 6th, taking the cumulative tally of cases to 509. Currently, there are 68 active cases in the district.

As per officials, this is an all-time high of dengue cases in the district.

As per data available from the last 10 years, the district had 14 cases in 2012, 69 in 2013, 0 in 2014, 176 in 2015, 17 in 2016, 13 in 2017, 28 in 2018, 40 in 2019 and 28 in 2020.

Rajesh Sharma, the district malaria officer said, “This year, there has been a spike in dengue cases in the district as they have crossed the 500-mark for the first time. Compared to nearby districts, the situation is still better in Gautam Buddh Nagar as regular fogging drives and containment measures are being taken by the authorities.”

Officials have identified 18 clusters in Noida and Greater Noida where a large number of dengue cases have been reported.

Meanwhile, the Covid helpline (18004192211) issued by the district administration last year for queries related to Covid-19 has been receiving queries regarding dengue now.

an official of the health department said, “As Covid cases have gone down and vaccinations are going smoothly, there are barely any queries regarding Covid on the helpline. However, since the past three weeks, we have been getting 15-20 calls regarding testing facilities for dengue fever and requests to conduct fogging in some areas.”

Currently, dengue testing is being done at District Hospital, Post Graduate Institute of Child Health, and Government Institute of Medical Sciences in Greater Noida.

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