- Oct. 21, 2021
-- Delhi reported first death due to Dengue, Dengue cases in Delhi are on the spike: Here is how you can protect yourself?
Dengue cases in Delhi are on a spike. Recently, Delhi has reported its first death due to Dengue. A report by South Delhi Municipal Corporation revealed that out of 720 cases of Dengue, 382 have been reported this month till October 16. As per an MCD report, the number of Dengue cases in the previous three years was 316 (2020), 467 ( 2019) and 830 ( 2018). As per the data, Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar has seen the highest Dengue cases. Notably, each year around 400 million people get infected with this virus.
The report further added that in the month of September, the national capital registered 217 dengue cases, the highest for the same month in the last three years. Notably, with the onset of monsoon, every year Delhi witnesses a dengue outbreak that ends when the winter season arrives. Apart from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad is also witnessing an increase in the number of dengue cases.
Doctors all across Delhi are now witnessing fewer and fewer COVID cases (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/coronavirus-liv...
) and more admissions of Dengue cases. Despite the spike in Dengue cases in the National Capital, people feel that measures are not being taken on ground level.
We spoke to some residents in East Delhi many people complained that efforts are not evident on the ground. Residents pointed out the uncovered drains and uncovered drains that carry waste. Well, the Delhi government is running drive –10 minute, 10 Bje, Har Ravivaar and urging citizens to check that water doesn't get stored for a long time anywhere in the home.