Seven new dengue cases in Delhi, total now 1068

New Delhi, Nov 28 ( With seven new dengue cases, the total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease in the national capital has reached 1,068, a health department official said Saturday.

“There were seven new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative of dengue affected people is 1,068,” Debashish Bhattacharya, state nodal health officer for dengue cases, told Inditop.

Of the total, 1,055 were Delhi residents and 13 were from outside the city.

According to officials, the number of dengue cases is expected to decrease with the onset of winter since the carrier, the aedes mosquito, cannot breed if temperatures are below 15 degrees Celsius.

Earlier, two deaths were reported from the capital — one of them a 15-year-old boy and the other a nine-year-old boy.