Punjab: Dengue circumstances cross 2017 excessive, present rely at 16,129

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WITH 519 recent circumstances being reported on Saturday, the overall dengue case rely in Punjab has reached 16,129 – the very best within the state since 2017. So far, there have been 61 suspected dengue deaths within the state. Out of those, 21 deaths have occurred prior to now four days as there as per Punjab authorities’s information.

In 2017, 15,398 circumstances had been reported in the entire 12 months. However this 12 months until October 30, dengue circumstances have crosses that mark. Cases are more likely to rise until November finish, stated consultants.

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According to the information of Punjab authorities’s well being division, in 2016, a complete of 10,439 dengue circumstances had been reported adopted by 15,398 in 2017. The circumstances had been at 14,980 in 2018 and lowered to 10,170 in 2019.

In 2020, when Covid pandemic had hit the nation, dengue circumstances had lowered to solely 8,435 whereas this 12 months the outbreak is at its worst in comparison with previous 5 years.

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Health authorities, nevertheless, are blaming the monsoon as the rationale of elevated circumstances that helped within the breeding of dengue mosquito.

While dengue circumstances began rising as Covid circumstances began falling in authorities information, authorities haven’t indicated any correlation.

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The worst affected district in Punjab this 12 months is Mohali which has to date reported 2,531 dengue circumstances and 31 suspected deaths — 50% of the overall suspected deaths within the state. Bathinda is the second most affected district with 2,114 circumstances and four suspected deaths, whereas Hoshiarpur’s dengue case rely has reached 1,504 adopted by Amritsar at 1,489 and Pathankot at 1,479 dengue circumstances as per authorities information and one suspected loss of life.

Muktsar, however, has reported four suspected dengue deaths with 1,242 confirmed dengue circumstances.

Ludhiana, Ropar and Fairdkot have additionally reported four suspected deaths every.

On a median, nearly 500 dengue circumstances per day are being reported in Punjab, which excludes a whole bunch of different symptomatic sufferers who by no means get their exams achieved.

“As per Punjab government’s records, a total of 40,680 suspected patients were tested for dengue out of which 16,129 have been tested positive. Sixty one suspected deaths have also happened. Their confirmation will be done after review by district and state teams. We are regularly monitoring the situation, general public also needs to take due precautions,” stated Dr Gagandeep Singh Grover, nodal officer vector borne ailments, Punjab.


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