Dengue cases cross over 3298 in Delhi

Dengue figure in the India’s capital New Delhi has crossed the alarming 3,000-mark, with about 400 new cases being detected in the last few days. 3,298 cases have been reported in the city so far with North Delhi alone accounting for over 1,500 cases, a report released by the MCD said.

The total number of dengue cases in the city till October 7 was 2,916, which has now increased to 3,298, according to MCD officials.

The capital had witnessed large number of dengue cases in 2010 with over 6,000 cases reported in the city. In 2008, over 1,300 cases were registered, 1,153 in 2009, over 1,100 cases in 2011 and 2,093 last year.

While figures for various corporations are North (1,538), South (882) and East (739), 72 cases were reported from regions in Delhi outside the jurisdiction of MCD and 30 cases in other category.

A total of 37 cases have been reported from other states.

While cases in Rohini Zone mounted to over 700, still the highest, Shah (North) and Shah (South) Zones both saw over 300 cases. Narela (266), Najafgarh (269), Karol Bagh (238) and Civil Lines (285) too posted over 200 figures, among other places.

MCD officials said they were anticipating the 3,000-mark only by October end. September saw a total of 1,962 cases, the highest for a month so far this year.

“We are doing every thing possible to contain the spread of the disease in all zones and fumigation and anti-larval routines are being carried out along with regular checking in households,” officials said.

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