India: Over 1,530 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi this year so far, of which nearly 1,200 were recorded in October alone, the highest count for the month in the last four years, official data showed.
The national capital had registered a higher count of 2,022 dengue cases for October in 2017, according to figures shared by civic authorities.
Five fatalities due to dengue were registered on Monday. With this, the total fatalities in the city caused by the vector-borne disease reached six, also the highest since 2017 when the official death tally stood at 10.
The number of cases reported between January 1 and October 30 in the previous three years was 612 in 2020; 1,069 in 2019 and 1,595 in 2018, the report showed.