A total of 15 fatalities and over 8,900 cases were recorded this year till December 4, as per the municipal civic body’s report
In the previous years, the total dengue cases reported were 4,431 (2016), 4,726 (2017), 2,798 (2018), 2,036 (2019) and 1,072 (2020), as per the report.
From delayed monsoon departure, late mosquito breeding, less fogging...many factors have contributed to the surge of dengue cases in the Capital.
As per the data from the civic body, a 17-year-old boy from a jhuggi in Pitampura and a 27-year-old man from Punjabi Bagh have succumbed to the vector borne disease.
Union Health Minister reviews dengue situation in Delhi; Centre to send teams to states with rising cases
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a high-level meeting with the Delhi government to review the public health measures taken for control and management of dengue.
Officials from the south civic body said that they are evaluating the probable deaths that may have happened in the Capital.
To fight the rising demon of dengue in the city, all three civic bodies in the national capital have intensified fogging, house visits for spraying and gambusia fish breeding.