Delhi has so far recorded a total of 5,277 dengue cases, of which 2,569 cases were recorded just in the last week ending November 13, as per the report of the municipal corporation
New Delhi, Nov 17: Dengue cases are on the rise in the National Capital with around 20-25 new patients being admitted daily at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital with cases of the vector-borne disease, Hospital Director Suresh Kumar said on Tuesday.
Kumar told ANI that while no deaths have been reported in the hospital so far, many patients are waiting for platelets. He revealed that the hospital has been discharging 15-20 patients daily.
“There are four dengue subtypes. This year, it is different from earlier. Many patients have bleeding manifestations. So, we need to transfer their platelets,” he added.
The LNJP Director further said that as compared to the last three-four years, this year there is a hike in dengue cases due to prolonged monsoon season in the National Capital.
Dengue cases at five-year high in Delhi
Delhi has so far recorded a total of 5,277 dengue cases. The National Capital reported 4,431 cases in 2016 and 4,726 cases in 2017, while in 2018 the cases sharply dropped to 2,798 cases and 2,036 cases were registered in 2019. In 2020, the infections dropped nearly by 50 per cent as a total of just 1,072 infections were reported all of last year.
Of the case total, 2,569 cases were recorded just in the last week ending November 13, as per the report of the municipal corporation. As many as nine people have died this year due to the vector-borne disease, stated the report by Anti Malaria Operations (HQ), South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). Over 50 per cent, that is 3,740 cases were reported in November alone, indicating a rise in the infection rate.
Last week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had assured that the government is keeping a check on the spike and is doing the needful.
Source: ANI, Written By: Namit Kumar