Nearly 250 malaria cases in Delhi

The number of malaria cases in Delhi has mounted to nearly 250 in 2019 with at least 93 of those being reported in the first two weeks of September, according to a municipal report released on Monday.

This is by far the maximum number of malaria cases recorded in any month this year.

The number of dengue cases reported till September 14 stands at 171, according to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates the data on vector-borne diseases in the city.

Malaria cases have outstripped those of dengue in Delhi for the past several weeks.

As many as 56 malaria cases were reported in August, 54 in July, 35 in June, eight in May and a single case in April.

In September, 79 cases of dengue have been recorded, 52 in August, 18 in July, 11 in June, and rest between January and May, the report said.