5 December 2022

Dehradun : Uttarakhand recorded 1,408 cases of dengue as of Sunday evening, the highest this year. Cases rose sharply since September, led mostly by rain and water logging, believe officials, who requested public participation in arresting the rise. There have been no deaths yet.

The bulk of cases has been reported from Dehra dun, which reported 1053 cases till Sunday evening, followed by Haridwar ( 173 ), Pauri Garhwal ( 101 ), Nainital ( 47 ), Tehri ( 40 ) and Udham Singh Nagar ( 9 ), according to the health department.

Dengue cases on rising
Dengue cases on rising

On Sunday, over a dozen fresh cases were recorded in Dehradun alone. Three fresh were registered in cases Nainital. As per health department data, from January 1 to August 31, there were 76 cases of dengue in the hill state. The rise started in September. In the 30 days of September and 9 days of October, the state recorded a staggering 1,347 cases.

The rise was led by Dehra dun, which had just 34 cases till August 31, which rose by 1,019 in a little over a month.

Health officials blamed constant rain, waterlogging in residential areas and slum dwellings, which they said are not being drained by residents. There were no cases in the hill districts of Almora, Bashawar, Chamoli, Champawat, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi.

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