Delhi reports total dengue cases over 4,000 with five fatalities this year


eMediNexus    20 December 2022

The civic report released on Monday stated that more than 250 dengue cases were registered in the nation′s capital between December 9 and 16, pushing the total number of infections from the vector-borne disease above the 4,000 level. 


As of December 9, there were 3,857 confirmed cases of dengue; however, by December 16, there had been 257 more cases. There were 23 deaths from dengue in the city last year, which was a record high since 2016. There were also 9,613 dengue cases documented, the most since 2015.


Additionally, this year the city has had 45 instances of chikungunya and 251 cases of malaria.


Five deaths were reported by the review panel between September and November, according to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Four of the five casualties are female, including a seven-year-old girl who passed away in October at a hospital in Janakpuri.


According to the senior official, the review committee identified 16 of the 37 hospital deaths as "suspected cases" and noted that co-morbidities, including chronic liver, diabetes, hypertension, kidney, and cardiac-related illnesses, as well as other chronic illnesses were present in six additional fatalities. He further said another person who died was from Badaun, Uttar Pradesh. This year, Delhi has experienced five deaths in total. 


As preventive measures, the MCD report stated that breeding mosquito larvae had been detected in 1,70,538 homes since December 16. Authorities have sent out 1,20,907 legal notices for mosquitogenic conditions and 45,868 prosecutions.


(Source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/dengue-tally-crosses-4k-mark-in-delhi-five-fatalities-this-year-confirmed-by-death-review-panel/96356246)

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