450 cases of dengue have been reported in the Capital this year, after 14 more people tested positive for the virus. The figure is comparatively lower when seen against the number of cases reported last October, VK Monga, MCD health committee chairman, said on Monday.
"Last year, it was over 4,000 cases at this time of the year. We have adopted stringent measures to contain dengue this year and the figures are only 450 till now. In the last one day, 14 people tested positive for dengue virus," he said, adding this includes 40 cases reported in Delhi cantonment area.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi reported the first case of dengue on March 3 while the first case of dengue death was reported in July. Till now four deaths due to dengue haemorrhagic fever have been reported in the city. "An average of eight to ten cases are being reported daily," Monga said.