59 dengue cases in Chandigarh this month

Three times the number logged in Sept last year

59 dengue cases in Chandigarh this month

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 28

As many as 59 cases of dengue have surfaced in Chandigarh this month, which is a rise of 200 per cent from the number of cases witnessed in September 2020.

A total of 78 dengue cases have been registered in the city this year till now. In September last year, Chandigarh saw only 19 cases of dengue, followed by 89 in October and 116 in November. This year, the rise in dengue cases started much earlier.

Dr Amandeep Kang, Director, Health Services, UT, said, “We have sent samples to the PGI to check whether the dengue serotype-2 is found in Chandigarh. The reports are awaited. We have taken adequate measures to control the spread of dengue.”

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