Chandigarh Tricity Area’s Dengue Cases Shoot Up To 193

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  • Dengue cases have touched an all-time high of 2,116 in 5 years.
  • There have been 24 deaths due to dengue in Mohali this year.
  • Panchkula has reported no death till now.

Punjab: The health authorities confirmed 135 fresh infections in the Mohali district, taking this year’s tally to 2,191. Mohali was the biggest contributor to the spike with 135 cases, while 34 and 24 people were found infected in Chandigarh and Panchkula, respectively. Worst-affected by the outbreak, Mohali has already confirmed 2,116 dengue cases, whereas Chandigarh’s tally stands at 615 and Panchkula’s at 446.  Of these, 612 cases have been found so far in October. On the other hand, dengue has been confirmed in 23 new patients in Panchkula district as well. So far the number of dengue victims has reached 491. Among the 24 deaths due to dengue in Mohali this year, 22 took place in October alone and two in September.

Struggling to control the rise in infections, Mohali has also lost 21 residents to the viral infection adding 2 more to the death toll in the last 24 hours. As many as 3 people have died in Chandigarh. Panchkula has reported no death till now. Mohali civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur reiterated that maximum dengue cases in the district were surfacing in the urban areas of Phases 3B1, 4 and 5, Zirakpur, Dera Bassi and Kurali. Among the total deaths, 12 were reported from these areas, she added. The majority of confirmed cases in Chandigarh are coming from Daria, Manimajra and Bapu Dham Colony, besides Sectors 46 and 56.

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