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Over 250 Dengue Cases Reported In Delhi, 109 In First Two Weeks Of August.

 

At least 277 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi with 109 of these being recorded in the first two weeks of August, according to a report released by municipal corporation of Delhi. A total of 91 cases were reported in July, 06 cases in May, and 15 cases in June.

 

According to municipal reports 15,867 dengue cases and 60 deaths were observed in last year. This year, dengue cases have been reported rather early. The vector-borne disease claimed its first victim on July 21 when a girl from Jafrabad in northeast Delhi died at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital.


Najafgarh Zone of South Delhi Municipal Corporation has recorded 10 cases.
West, Central and South Zones of South Corporation recorded six, 11 and six cases respectively, said the official from SDMC. SDMC has reported 33 cases overall, while East Delhi Municipal Corporation has recorded 11. Of the total cases, 71 were reported from areas outside the jurisdiction of the three municipal corporations.

 

While 31 cases were reported from Uttar Pradesh, 10 of those diagnosed with the disease came from Haryana and 65 from other states. In NDMC area, breeding of mosquitoes was found in 24,114 houses, 43,514 houses in SDMC area and 8,662 in EDMC area. The number of prosecution launched in these areas were 1,720, 2,820 and 316 respectively, the report said. In 1996, a severe outbreak of dengue had occurred in Delhi wherein about 10,252 cases and 423 deaths were reported.

 

Source: http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/over-250-dengue-cases-reported-in-delhi-109-in-first-two-weeks-of-august-1444917