The number of dengue cases in the capital spiked last week taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease to 1,000, according to civic authorities.
According to a report released on November 4, the number of malaria cases till November 2 has increased to 617. Delhi had recorded 833 cases of dengue till October 26. As per the South Delhi Municipal Corporation of Delhi (SDMC), which tabulates the data on vector-borne diseases in the city, last week 235 fresh cases were recorded taking the total number to 1,069.
Besides, the city saw 551 cases of dengue in October, 190 in September, 52 in August, 18 in July, 11 in June, while the rest were recorded between January and May.
56 cases of malaria were recorded in August, 54 in July, 35 in June, eight in May and one in April.
Last week, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the national capital had recorded the lowest number of dengue cases this year as compared to the last five years.
The report also said that at least 143 cases of chikungunya have also been reported this year.
Last year, SDMC had recorded 2,798 cases of dengue and four deaths. It had also reported 473 cases of malaria and 165 cases of chikungunya.