The numbers of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded in the city till September 30 stood at 95 and 589, respectively.
New Delhi: Over 750 fresh cases of dengue were reported within a week in the capital, taking the total number to 3,865.
According to a municipal report released on Tuesday, at least 756 people were affected due to the vector-borne disease over the past one week. Of the total dengue cases, 1,807 affected people were residents of Delhi, while the remaining were from other states. Of the 1,807 cases 1,103 were reported in September alone, the report said.
The numbers of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded in the city till September 30 stood at 95 and 589, respectively. According to the report, breeding of mosquitoes has been reported from 1,74,593 households in the city. Earlier, in the first dengue death reported this year, a 12-year-old boy had succumbed to the disease. The hospitals, however, have reported more deaths due to the vector-borne disease, but those remain unaccounted for in the municipal data. The cases of
vector-borne diseases are reported between mid-July and November-end. All vector-borne diseases were reported much earlier this time, which the doctors attributed to an early arrival of monsoon. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier asked the schools to use morning assemblies to fight dengue.