NEW DELHI: According to a report issued on Monday, three more dengue deaths have been confirmed in Delhi, bringing the total number of fatalities to nine, while the number of cases of the vector-borne disease has risen to over 2,700.
This is the greatest number of dengue fatalities documented in a single year in Delhi since 2017, when the official death toll was 10. Over 1,170 fresh cases have been logged in the last one week, according to the civic report on vector-borne diseases released on Monday.
Of the over 2,700 dengue cases reported in Delhi this year, 1,171 have been reported this month till November 6. In October, 1,196 cases were reported. The total number of cases this year till October 30 had stood at 1,537, and the official death toll then was six.
According to the report, nine deaths and a total of 2,708 dengue cases have been recorded this season till November 6, which is highest count since 2018 for the same period.
In September this season, 217 cases were logged, the highest count for the month in the last three years.