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Spurt in Dengue cases, Delhi reports 409 till Nov 1

PTI 04 Nov 2014, 15:52:18 PM IST

New Delhi: There has been a spurt in dengue cases in the national capital which reported a total 409 cases till November 1.

However, according to the civic bodies the number of cases reported this season is much lower as compared to last year which had recorded about 4,402 dengue cases during the same season in the city.

According to an official report released by South Delhi Municipal Corporation yesterday, the number of dengue cases in Delhi and its adjoining areas like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana has increased to 438.

Changes in weather mainly contributed to this occurrence, said officials.

Till now, two deaths due to dengue have been officially reported in the city which does not include the death of an eight-year-old boy Rishi Qaddafi from Srinagar, who died of dengue at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on September 28.  

“Usually after Diwali, there is a fall in dengue cases.  But then there has been a spurt in dengue cases as the temperature is conducive for the breeding of mosquitoes,” a senior municipal official said.