Delhi reports 187 dengue cases, 61 malaria cases so far this year

- July 25, 2023
| By : Patriot Bureau |

In 2022, Delhi reported 159 dengue cases between January 1 and July 15. During the same period in 2021, the city reported 47 dengue cases, 26 in 2020, 34 in 2019 and 49 in 2018

The number of dengue cases in the national capital, Delhi, has reached nearly 187 this year until July 22, making it the highest count for this period since 2018.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) released a report on Monday, which also revealed 61 recorded cases of malaria during the same period.

Out of the 187 dengue cases, 65 were reported in July, 40 in June, and 23 in May, according to the report.

Comparing the figures with previous years, Delhi saw 159 dengue cases from January 1 to July 15 in 2022, 47 cases in the same period in 2021, 26 cases in 2020, 34 cases in 2019, and 49 cases in 2018.

Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi recently expressed concerns about the possibility of a further rise in dengue and malaria cases in the capital due to flooding in various areas.

In response, relevant departments have been instructed to take preventive measures to control mosquito breeding and clear the silt and sludge left by the floodwaters. (With inputs from PTI)