The dengue cases in Delhi has increased as compared to last 3 years.
There were 1,171 dengue cases reported from November 1 to 6, after registering 1,196 in October and 217 in September (the highest for the month alone in 3 years).
The 2,708 cases registered is the highest since 2018, taking the total number of deaths of 9.
Of the 1,171 cases, 942 were registered from the three sides of Delhi – 394 in north, 404 in south and east had 144 cases.
“Around Diwali (as winter arrives), when we expected the cases to decrease, there was an increase. This is because of the covid restrictions that has reduced and people have started going out more than often and are not taking the pre-cautions needed.” Said Dr. Pooja Khosla, a senior consultant.
She also pointed towards the still water (breeding grounds for mosquitoes that spread dengue) at construction building sites and over crowded places as an example of people being careless.
Among the deceased people there were deaths that included a 3 year old girl from badarpur, a 12 year old boy from Durga Vihar Deoli and a 6 year old boy.
The hospitals like Ganga Ram Hospital assured that, if dengue cases increases, they will be using the beds that was for covid patients.
The south corporation has also launched a special three-day operation against mosquitoes from November 5th, with a focus on areas from where high numbers of cases are being registered.
The corporations are monitoring such areas.