New Delhi, Oct 18 | Delhi has recorded the first death due to dengue in 2021 on Monday morning, according to South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) report. The report says that total 720 dengue cases have been reported so far this year.
October has seen a sudden spike in dengue cases as a total of 382 cases have been reported in the month till October 16. As per the report, total 142 cases of malaria and 69 cases of chikunguniya have also been reported so far this year. However, no death has been reported from malaria and chikungunya yet, the report added.
The national capital had reported 217 cases of dengue in September which is the highest for the same month in the last three years, according to the report shared by SDMC.
A total of 1,072 cases and one death were reported in 2020, the report said. In September 2020, total 188 dengue cases were reported while in September 2019, total 190 cases were reported as per the SDMC data.
Dengue season begins post-monsoon and stays till the onset of winter. SDMC is the nodal agency for data on vector-borne diseases in the city.