Dengue cases on

the rise in Delhi

The Capital has reported a surge in the number of dengue cases this month with 304 cases being registered in the first two weeks of September alone. This has taken the total number of dengue cases in the city this year to 466, according to joint figures released by the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD). The number of malaria cases too has seen a rise.

“Till this time 131 cases were reported in 2011 and only 19 in 2012. This is a normal trend that we are witnessing in the city and we have nothing to worry about. The city registers a spike in dengue cases every third year,” said MCD spokesperson Mukesh Yadav.

– Staff Reporter