Four fresh cases of dengue reported in city

Out of the total cases, a total of 42 dengue cases have been recorded this year till March 5 in Delhi. The remaining cases traced in the city belong to others states.

With four fresh cases of dengue reported in the last one week, the total number of people infected with the vector borne disease has reached 55 in the national Capital.

According to a report released by the civic agencies on Monday six cases of malaria and 11 cases of chikungunya also reported this year.

Out of the total cases, a total of 42 dengue cases have been recorded this year till March 5 in Delhi. The remaining cases traced in the city belong to others states.

Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between July and November, but the period may stretch till mid-December. Last year, 9,613 dengue cases, the highest number of cases of the vector-borne disease recorded in the national capital in a year since 2015, and 23 deaths were reported. In the years prior to 2021, the total number of dengue cases reported were -- 4,431 (2016), 4,726 (2017), 2,798 (2018), 2,036 (2019) and 1,072 (2020), the report said.

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

The number of dengue fatalities logged in 2021 was the highest in the national capital since 2016, when the officially reported death count was 10.

Delhi had recorded two deaths due to dengue in 2019, four in 2018, and 10 each in 2017 and 2016. The report also stated that two cases of malaria and seven cases of chikungunya have been reported so far this year in Delhi.