Delhi Recorded over 5,000 Dengue Cases, 352 malaria Instances Till mid-September

Approximately 5,000 Dengue cases were registered in Delhi around 15th September as per the reports from the National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases Control (NCVBDC) authorities.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has not yet given any information on vector-borne diseases.

The first week of August saw the publishing of the MCD’s most recent weekly report on vector-borne illnesses.

Almost 5,000 instances of dengue have been reported in the city so far this year, according to MCD sources on Thursday.

Data from the Union Health Ministry’s NCVBDC official website shows that as of mid-September of this year, 5,221 dengue cases and one dengue-related death have been reported in Delhi.

According to a statement from her office, Mayor Shelly Oberoi met with MCD Public Health Department representatives on Thursday in the Civic Center to review vector-borne disease policies.

Oberoi was briefed by authorities during the meeting that the situation in Delhi is “under control” and that all required measures are being done on a “war footing” to stop the spread of dengue and other vector-borne diseases.

The announcement claimed that Delhi has successfully eradicated malaria.

According to the data, Delhi has recorded 352 instances of malaria so far this year.

The statement claims that the number of chikungunya cases in Delhi has significantly decreased.

Up until October 21st, 2018, 129 instances of chikungunya, 132 in 2019, 74 in 2020, 73 in 2021, and 38 in 2022 were reported. It stated that there have only been 29 cases reported so far this year.

The statement also stated that mosquito larvae breeding has “reduced significantly” in Delhi as a result of the MCD’s efforts.