Amid the ongoing pandemic and the fresh new year restrictions because of it, thirty eight fresh cases of Dengue have surfaced in the capital city in t
Amid the ongoing pandemic and the fresh new year restrictions because of it, thirty eight fresh cases of Dengue have surfaced in the capital city in the past week which has taken the total number of dengue cases in Delhi to 1735. This information was revealed by the weekly mosquito borne disease report issued by the municipal corporations of Delhi. There were around one hundred and sixty cases where the infection was acquired from the other states while the addresses of thirty seven cases could not be found. There were reports of two cases of Chikungunya and zero cases of Malaria in the past week. The total number of cases caused by Malaria stands at 224 for the year 2020 with one death being reported so far. It is being said by a civic official that two deaths that were caused by Dengue this year were being reviewed by the death audit committee.
With a further dip in the temperature this season, the cases being caused by Malaria seems to have flattened while cases of infections being caused by Dengue are still being figured in the weekly reports. The difference in the number of infectious cases has been attributed to the difference in the type of mosquitos that are behind these diseases. All the thirty-eight cases of dengue seem to have come from East, South, and North Delhi Corporations and none were from beyond the boundaries of the capital. Almost twelve cases have been recorded as being originated from outside the city out of the total cases. Breaking the total number of cases municipal corporation wise, a maximum number of cases of infection was reported by South Delhi Municipal Corporation with 663 cases followed by North Delhi Municipal Corporation with 572 cases and 431 cases from the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. New Delhi Municipal Corporations and Delhi Cantonment areas also reported a few numbers of dengue cases.
The previous year, the total number of dengue cases almost touched a hundred with five deaths that took place This number was much higher ten years ago in 2010 where the total number of dengue cases touched six thousand along with eight deaths in the capital city.
With each passing year, the number of dengue cases has seen a decline in the capital city. It is a general trend that has been noticed across India that with the onset of the winter season, there is a sharp rise in dengue cases. With the advancement in technology and medicine, the trend of rampant deaths due to Dengue has been on a decline with the number of deaths due to Dengue now being registered in single digits in the capital city. This is being seen as a positive sign in the advancement of medical sciences as it was being predicted that the number of dengue cases might see a sharp increase due to the ongoing pandemic.