11 fresh dengue cases, numbers go up to 50

11 fresh dengue cases, numbers go up to 50

The capital saw a sharp rise in dengue cases with 11 fresh cases reported last week.

There was also a spike in malaria cases with the total number of malaria cases climbing to five this season.

The total number of dengue cases has gone up to 50 this season. Last year, July had seen a total of 36 dengue cases. The data recorded this month is till July 16, according to figures released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).

While June had seen 15 cases of dengue, May had recorded six.

No deaths have been reported so far this season.

The SDMC has recorded the highest number of dengue cases with eight cases reported this season and two last week.

Doctors alerted that the number of dengue cases will go up with the onset of monsoon and that the civic bodies should take adequate preventive measures to see that there are no mosquitogenic conditions near households and offices.

“Patients are reporting dengue like symptoms. The number of confirmed cases has gone up compared to before. However, the coming weeks may typically see a spike in dengue cases with the onset of monsoon. People need to take precautions so that the number of cases does not go up,” said a senior doctor, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital.

The corporations have checked over 2 crore houses for mosquito breeding.

Of this 41,904 households have been found to be positive for breeding.

In 41,999 cases, the corporations have issued legal notices to the households with mosquitogenic conditions.

The people should take care to regularly change water in their air coolers and overhead water tanks to avoid any mosquito breeding in their premises.
The Delhi government is also planning to come up with at least 250 fever clinics to screen patients for fever symptoms.
The clinics will be set up in the existing dispensaries, mohalla clinics and hospitals. These clinics will come up in September.
Hospitals also reported almost 100% rise in viral infection cases, cases of diarrhoea, typhoid, among other diseases.
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