After COVID-19, now dengue havoc in Delhi-NCR

According to the report, 1170 new cases of dengue have been reported in the last one week, while the total number has increased to more than 2700. Three more deaths were reported in the capital on Monday due to the mosquito-borne disease, taking the dengue death toll to nine.


New Delhi: The cases of COVID-19 have definitely started decreasing in the capital, but dengue has spread. Dengue deaths are also increasing. Dr. Pooja Khosla, Senior Consultant, Department of Medicine, Ganga Ram Hospital, said that dengue cases are coming more in the capital this time than in the last two to three years. More dengue cases are being reported now as compared to last month. At the same time, the deaths due to dengue have also increased. According to the report, 1170 new cases of dengue have been reported in the last one week, while the total number has increased to more than 2700. Three more deaths were reported in the capital on Monday due to the mosquito-borne disease, taking the dengue death toll to nine.


Dr Khosla said, “This has happened due to many reasons, especially due to the removal of restrictions related to Covid, people are returning to normal life and are careless, crowds have started gathering in public places, people are now taking it lightly.


She said, "With the onset of winter, there is a possibility of a decrease in dengue cases. First of all, more cases were seen in Uttar Pradesh, now dengue cases are increasing in other areas of NCR too. If action is not taken on time, then dengue cases can increase and can be seen up to 100 cases daily, of which 20 percent will be serious and 10 percent will be ICU patients. Covid patients in Delhi are now less, so the use of those beds in that hospital is being done for dengue patients."


According to the recently released report by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, this season till October 30, 1537 cases of dengue were reported. This figure is the highest in this period after the year 2018. According to the report, out of the total dengue cases reported in Delhi this year, 1196 were between October 1 and 30, there were 1006 cases till October 23, while more than 530 cases were registered in the last week.