The capital recorded 131 cases of dengue and six deaths last week (as of December 25), a civic report said on Monday. This brings the number of cases this season to 9,545 and the death toll to 23.
According to civic officials, the six deaths occurred during the months of October and November and the victims were admitted to private and government hospitals. The victims were an eight-month-old boy, a 15-year-old boy, a seven-year-old boy, an eight-year-old girl, a 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy. . As of Dec. 18, the death toll during the season was 17.
Earlier, a senior official of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which is also the nodal agency for data collection, had confirmed that there were more deaths due to the vector-borne disease that had yet to be reported. declare, as the cases were still. under investigation.
In response to the rising number of children who succumbed to dengue this season, a senior SDMC official said one of the main reasons was “the low levels of immunity of the youngest”.
“Another factor was the circulation of multiple dengue serotypes which can be fatal. However, there may be no further deaths after this point and dengue cases have been quite significantly reduced,” he said. a senior SDMC official.
Last week, South Delhi had 37 cases, followed by North Delhi with 29 and East Delhi with 16. This season, North Delhi had the highest number of cases with 2,645, followed by South Delhi with 2,570 cases and East Delhi with 1,129 cases. .
Aside from corporations, New Delhi City Council recorded 84 cases of dengue while Delhi Cantonment and other agencies recorded a total of 167 cases for this season. A total of 2,950 cases remain untraceable after the investigation.