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Delhi sees an increase in dengue cases

Delhi sees an increase in dengue cases
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The SDMC, in the previous year had recorded 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths.

NEW DELHI: On Monday morning, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal had said that his government will get rid of pollution like they beat dengue. As more than 230 fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the past week, the highest in a week so far this year.

In Delhi, as per reports 1,069 cases of the mosquito-borne viral disease have been registered.

The AAP chief while he was addressing the media had said, "The people of Delhi have done commendable work. They have controlled both dengue and pollution."

The civic authorities have said that, at the end of October in 2019, data had revealed that 833 people were diagnosed with dengue in Delhi. The week alone recorded 189 cases of the vector-borne disease, a municipal report released on Monday (October 28) said.

The number of malaria cases recorded till October 26 increased to 574, it said. However, 206 cases of malaria have been recorded this month till October 26, while September saw 214 cases.

However, it has been said by the Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, "Latest figures show that till October 26 there have been 833 cases of dengue in Delhi so far this year, and there has been no casualty. This is the lowest figure for Delhi in the last five years."

The SDMC, in the previous year had recorded 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths.

An anti-dengue campaign has been started by the AAP government ''10Hafte, 10Baje, 10Minute'' urging people to inspect their house for any standing water. It is being held from September 1 and November 15 - to combat dengue.

Several celebrities such as cricket legend Kapil Dev, and many other Bollywood actors along with well-known journalists have extended their support towards the campaign to battle the virus of dengue.

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