Delhi: Chikungunya cases jump by 43 per cent from last week

The densely-populated area under the SDMC, which had till last week reported the maximum number of cases, reported 498 cases.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 4, 2016 1:49 am
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EVEN AS the national capital continues to battle mosquito-borne infections, the latest official figures show no respite in the number of cases of chikungunya with Delhi reporting a 43 per cent jump compared to last week.

For the first time this season, official figures show that areas falling under the jurisdiction of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation have reported the maximum number of chikungunya cases in the capital. Till October 1, as many as 515 cases were reported.

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The densely-populated area under the SDMC, which had till last week reported the maximum number of cases, reported 498 cases.

According to the latest figures, the capital has reported 1,598 cases of chikungunya in just a week.

Last week, the capital had reported 1,070 cases of chikunguya.

The official figures further state that a total of 6,667 cases of chikungunya have been reported in the capital this season, of which 5,293 cases have been confirmed.

Meanwhile, 3,349 cases of the total number of cases are from Delhi while the remaining cases are from neighbouring states or persons with addresses outside Delhi.

As far as dengue is concerned, Delhi has recorded 2,133 cases this season till October 1. Last week, the total number of dengue cases stood at 1,692.

Areas under the jurisdiction of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation continues to top the list, with 391 cases reported in the region.

The north and east municipal corporations have registered 218 and 148 dengue cases, respectively.

Meanwhile, 755 cases of dengue were reported from areas falling outside the jurisdiction of the municipal corporations and 621 cases were reported from neighbouring areas.

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