At least 20 cases of dengue have been reported in the national Capital in the first three weeks of January this year, according to a civic report released on Monday.
For the January 1-22 period, no cases were recorded in the preceding three years, while three cases was logged in 2017 and five in 2018, as per the report. Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between July and November, but the period may stretch till mid-December.
Last year, 9,613 dengue cases, the highest number of cases of the vector-borne disease recorded in the national Capital in a year since 2015, and 23 deaths were reported.
As per the civic report on vector-borne diseases released on Monday, a total of 20 dengue cases have been recorded this year till January 22, with five fresh cases added in the past one week. In the years prior to 2021, the total dengue cases reported were -- 4431 (2016), 4726 (2017), 2798 (2018), 2036 (2019) and 1072 (2020), as per the report.