Dengue cases in Delhi this year mounts to over 8,200; more than 6,700 in November alone: Civic body

Asia's Tech News Daily

#Current Affairs, #Delhi, #dengue, #Health, #India

Dengue cases in Delhi this season has jumped to over 8,200, with more than 6,700 of those being recorded in November alone, according to a civic report released on Monday.

On November 17, the city had recorded a total of 5,277 dengue cases, making it the highest number of cases of the vector-borne disease recorded in the national capital in a year since 2015.

The number of cases had mounted 7,128 on November 22.

Nearly 1,148 fresh cased have been logged in the last one week, however, no fresh fatality due to dengue has been reported.

According to the civic report on vector-borne diseases released on Monday, a total of 8,276 dengue cases have been recorded this season till November 27.

In the previous years, the total dengue cases reported were — 4431 (2016), 4726 (2017), 2798 (2018), 2036 (2019) and 1072 (2020), the report said.

In 2015, the city had witnessed a massive outbreak of dengue, when the number of dengue cases reported has crossed 10,600 in October itself, making it the worst outbreak of the vector-borne disease in the national capital since 1996.

The total number of cases this year till November 6 had stood at 2,708 and the official death toll due to dengue was then nine.

A three-year-old girl, a minor boy are among the nine persons who have succumbed to dengue recently.

A 63 year-old man, a resident of Rohini, had also died due to dengue.

In September, 217 cases were logged, the highest count for the month in three years.

This is also the highest number of fatalities due to dengue recorded in a year in the city since 2017, when the officially reported death count was 10.

The number of deaths due to dengue in years preceding to 2020, had stood at — 2 (in 2019); 4 (2018); 10 (2017); and 10 (2016), according to the official tally maintained by the SDMC.

The number of cases reported for the January 1-November 27 period in the previous five years were — 950 (in 2020); 1,786 (2019); 2,657 (in 2018); 4,645 (2017) and 4,200 (2016) as per the report.

A total of 1,072 cases and one death, were logged in the entire year in 2020, according to the report released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the nodal agency for tabulating data on vector-borne diseases in the city.

The 6,739 cases reported in November, is by far the highest number of cases recorded in a month this year. It is also the highest count for this month, in at least six years.

The month-wise distribution of dengue cases in 2021 stands as — January (0), February (2), March (5), April (10) and May (12), June (7), July (16) and August (72), the report said.

Dengue mosquito larvae breed in clear, standing water, while those of malaria thrive even in dirty water.

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

According to the civic report, 167 cases of malaria and 89 cases of chikungunya have also been reported till November 27 this year in Delhi.

No fresh cases of malaria or chikungunya have been recorded in the last one week.

Malaria, dengue and chikungunya are accompanied with high fever and therefore, doctors feel that people might suspect that they have contracted COVID-19.

Amid the spike in cases of dengue, the three civic bodies have intensified their fogging and spraying drives.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

IPO-bound India1 Payments aims to deploy 20,000 ATMs in next 4-5 yrs

IPO-bound India1 Payments Ltd, which is currently rolling out 300-400 ATMs in a month, is hopeful of deploying over 20,000 such machines in next 4-5 years to ensure cash availability ... Read more »

Day Trading Guide: 2 stock picks for Monday

Indian benchmark Index Nifty50 snapped 5 days of winning streak to shut shop marginally in the red last Friday, following another high intraday volatile session. Bulls were unable to push ... Read more »

A Budget buffered by elections and infections

As the Honourable Finance Minister Nirmal Sitharaman rises to present her next Union Budget on February 1, elections and infections will take up a significant portion of her mindshare. Both ... Read more »

The week that was: GMDC zoomed 50%, Wipro and Voda Idea tanked

New Delhi: Bulls continued to dominate the domestic equity markets in the week gone by, thanks to buying across sectors and high expectations from India Inc for the December 2021 ... Read more »

Your legacy as captain will stand for benchmarks you set: R Ashwin to Virat Kohli

Indian Test Cricket Captain, Virat Kohli “Your legacy as a captain will stand for the kind of benchmarks you have set,” veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said while summarising Virat Kohli‘s ... Read more »

Gujarat posts over 12 pc Covid positivity rate, Ahmedabad reports highest number of cases

The coronavirus positivity rate in Gujarat, where the overall infection tally has crossed the nine lakh-mark, currently stands at 12.3 per cent, data released by the government has revealed. District-wise ... Read more »

Budget Expectations | 75% businesses positive on economic growth, expansion, finds Deloitte survey

Representative Image: Shutterstock Indian businesses are optimistic about the economy and believe that the measures taken by the government as well the RBI brought growth back on track, with the ... Read more »

Trade Setup: Shorts must be avoided; cautiously positive approach advised

It was practically the third day of consolidation for the Indian equity markets, where they traded in a defined range to end the day on a flat note. The Nifty ... Read more »

After another great year for stocks, peril lingers

After a remarkably fruitful year in which the stock market shook off rising inflation and coronavirus cases, 2022 began with a decline. It may be the first in a series ... Read more »

Goa favourite destination for Indian travellers this year: OYO survey

A majority of Indians would prefer to go local and explore domestic destinations instead of international ones this year with Goa topping the bucket list followed by Manali, according to ... Read more »

Oil India exits US shale venture, sells 20% stake for $25 million

State-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) has exited from a US shale oil venture, selling its 20 per cent stake to its venture partner for USD 25 million — the second ... Read more »

Fuel prices on January 16: Petrol, diesel prices today in Mumbai, Delhi, other cities

In Mumbai, a November 4 cut reduced the price of petrol to Rs 109.98 a litre, which remains unchanged. Diesel is at Rs 94.14 a litre (Representative image) Petrol and ... Read more »

Haridwar: Religious leader Yati Narsinghanand arrested for 'inflammatory' speeches

Haridwar Police on Saturday arrested religious leader Yati Narsinganand for alleged inflammatory speeches at Haridwar ‘Dharm Sansad‘. The Nagar Kotwali police arrested Mahamandaleshwar Yati Narsimhanand Maharaj of Juna Akhara on ... Read more »

India's Covid vaccination drive completes 1 year, over 156.76 cr doses administered so far

The countrywide vaccination drive against COVID-19 on Sunday completed one year, during which over 156.76 crore vaccine doses were administered. According to health ministry officials, over 92 per cent of ... Read more »

Seven of top-10 cos add Rs 1.31 lakh cr in m-cap; HUL, TCS lead chart

New Delhi: Seven of the 10 most valued domestic companies together added Rs 1,31,173.41 crore in market valuation last week, with HUL and TCS emerging as the biggest gainers. Reliance ... Read more »

India reports 2.71 lakh new cases, active COVID-19 cases highest in 225 days

India added 2,71,202 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,71,22,164, including 7,743 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated ... Read more »

Q3 earnings, Covid 3rd Wave, China GDP among key factors to guide market this week

New Delhi: The domestic equity market was in high spirits last week thanks to favourable global cues, strong numbers from IT heavyweights and high expectations from India Inc ahead of ... Read more »

COVID-19 | India records 271,202 new cases over past 24 hours

People walk through a crowded market on a rainy day amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai. (Representative image: Reuters) India recorded 271,202 new COVID-19 cases in ... Read more »

U-19 World Cup: India beat South Africa by 45 runs; start campaign on winning note

Representative Image (Unsplash) Four-time champions India dished out a clinical show to start their U-19 World Cup campaign on a winning note, thrashing South Africa by 45 runs in Georgetown. ... Read more »

More women join the stock market party on D Street

Mumbai: For a few months now, Nameeta Mohanka has been turning on her laptop first thing Sunday morning to go through numerous analysts’ reports and keep track of her investments ... Read more »

COVID-19: Goa positivity rate at 38%, logs 3,274 cases

A man waits inside a COVID care centre set up amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, December 21, 2021. (Image: Reuters) Goa’s COVID-19 case ... Read more »

Celine Dion inundated with prayers after agonizing health update

Celine Dion delivered upsetting news to fans on Saturday when she shared a health update. The star – who was forced to postpone her Las Vegas residency in October due ... Read more »

COVID-19 cases in poll bound Manipur continue to rise; positivity rate up to 7.1% from 4.1%

While Assam has barred entry on non-double vaccinated against Covid-19 in public places from January 16 onwards, Covid-19 cases in poll bound Manipur have been rising with the positivity rate ... Read more »

India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 156 crore

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 156 crore with more than 57 lakh vaccine doses administered on Saturday, the Union health ministry said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to ... Read more »

Indians are buying more 'Lifestyle SUVs' than ever before

When it comes to a family vehicle, the Indian family has clearly decided that bigger is better. The market for seven-seater passenger cars, once restricted to top-end models and the ... Read more »

India top priority during French EU Presidency: French Ambassador to India

Bringing the European Union’s ties with India to a truly strategic level will be a priority of the French presidency of the European Union (EU) beginning this month, said the ... Read more »

Disabled, pregnant women employees of Delhi govt to work from home: DDMA

Amid a Covid surge in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority has exempted persons with disabilities and pregnant women employees of the city government’s departments and agencies from ... Read more »

India-Nepal mutually agreed boundary issues can always be addressed in spirit of close, friendly relations, says Indian embassy

The mutually agreed boundary issues between India and Nepal can always be addressed in the spirit of close and bilateral relations between the two countries, said the Indian Embassy in ... Read more »

CBI registers case against GAIL Director Ranganathan in bribery case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against E S Ranganathan Director (Marketing) GAIL , and others including private persons, private companies & unknown others. The case ... Read more »

BREAKING: Virat Kohli STEPS DOWN as India Test captain

Virat Kohli has made the shock announcement that he is stepping down as India Test captain with immediate effect. Kohli released a heartfelt statement on social media saying that after ... Read more »

UP assembly elections 2022: Second list of 7 RLD-SP candidates announced

RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary (File image: ANI) The alliance of the Rashtriya Lok Dal and Samajwadi Party on Saturday announced its second list of seven candidates for the upcoming Uttar ... Read more »

Delhi govt makes it mandatory for ride aggregators, delivery services to adopt EVs in new fleets

Ride sharing services (Representative Image) To combat the perennial air pollution problem in the National Capital, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi announced on January 15 ... Read more »

Mumbai logs highest one-day COVID-19 deaths in six months, but cases drop to 10,661

Mumbai on Saturday reported 11 new coronavirus-related deaths, the highest single-day toll since July 29 last year, and 10,661 fresh infections, the civic body said. As many as 21,474 patients ... Read more »

Only the sick, emergency cases can visit hospitals for next 2 weeks, says Karnataka govt

In the wake of the COVID-19 situation in the State, the Karnataka government on Saturday said only the sick and patients requiring emergency care may visit the hospitals for the ... Read more »

CBI books GAIL director in alleged bribery case, carries out searches

The CBI has booked E S Ranganathan, director (marketing) of public sector undertaking GAIL , and others in connection with an alleged bribery case, officials said Saturday. Following the registration ... Read more »

In pictures: Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya are India's greenest states

(Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) Read more »

In pics: Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya are India's greenest states

Representative Image (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) (Image: News18 creative) Read more »

Unilever eyes GSK's consumer goods arm in possible 50 billion-pound deal

Consumer goods giant Unilever said it had approached Glaxosmithkline about buying the pharmaceutical group’s consumer goods arm, after a newspaper reported that a 50 billion-pound ($68.4 billion) bid it made ... Read more »

Traffic advisory issued in Delhi ahead of Republic Day Parade rehearsal

The Delhi Police on Saturday issued a traffic advisory ahead of Republic Day Parade rehearsal next week. According to the advisory, rehearsals of Republic Day Parade-2022 shall be held on ... Read more »

Delhi records 20,718 new Covid cases, 30 deaths; testing low

Delhi on Saturday reported 20,718 COVID-19 cases and 30 fatalities while the positivity rate stood at 30.64 per cent, according to health department data. The dip in the number of ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic