Delhi Reports 273 Dengue Cases in 2021

Over 60 fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the Delhi in the last one week, taking the total count this year to more than 270, according to a civic report released on Monday.

In this month alone, at least 149 cases have been recorded till September 25, which is about 54 percent of the cumulative cases.

According to the civic report, 102 cases of malaria and 52 cases of chikungunya have also been reported till September 25 this year.

The number of dengue cases for the January 1-September 25 period stands at 273, which is also the highest since 2019 when the count had stood at 282 during the same period.

Last year, 188 dengue cases were reported in the entire month of September, and 190 the year before that. In preceding years, the figures stood at 374 (2018), 1103 (2017), 1,362 (2016), and 6,775 (2015), according to data shared by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on September 22.

He had claimed that the city this year has recorded the lowest count of dengue cases in September, vis-a-vis the corresponding numbers in the last six years.

As per the civic report issued by the municipal corporations last week, 211 cases of dengue were recorded till September 18 this year.

Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between July and November, but the period may stretch till mid-December.

The month-wise distribution of cases are — January (0), February (2), March (5), April (10) and May (12), June (7), and July (16), it said. In the previous years, the cases in the same period were — 1,692 (2016), 1,807 (2017), 481 (2018), 282 (2019), and 212 (2020), as per the report.

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