74 fresh cases of vector-borne diseases reported in city in past 1 week

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74 fresh cases of vector-borne diseases reported in city in past 1 week

Thursday, 10 September 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Seventy four fresh cases of vector-borne diseases were reported in the National Capital in the last one week, taking the total number of people infected with dengue, malaria and chikungunya to 350 this year till September 5.

According to the municipal report, 25 fresh cases of dengue, 41 cases of malaria and eight cases of chikungunya reported in Delhi. The total number of dengue cases has reached 153 this year while 146 people have been infected with malaria. The number for chikungunya is 51.

 Mosquito-breeding has been reported in at least 51498 households and 40224legal notices have been issued this year. The dengue breeding checkers have checked 13346579 houses and also issued challans to 2264 numbers of office and residential premises,” according to the latest report by the SDMC, which compiles data after taking inputs from three other corporations: south Delhi, East Delhi and North Delhi municipal corporations.

The Government has launched the ‘10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’ awareness campaign on Sunday which is a 10-week mass awareness campaign against vector borne diseases. The CM started the campaign Sunday at 10 am for 10 minutes by inspecting his own residence for stagnant clean water inside his home or his surroundings, which can lead to the breeding of mosquitoes that spread diseases.

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