Malaria cases in Delhi doubled this year: Report
New Delhi : Shocking figures have come up claiming that number of malaria cases have almost doubled in Delhi.
This year the number of reported malaria cases have touched 177, which is more than the number of cases reported in past.
In 2016 and 2015, for example, Delhi reported only 90 and 60 malaria cases respectively as on July 8.
"North Corporation has recorded maximum 29 malaria cases, followed by South (15) and East (8). The rest of the cases have been reported from other civic agencies and neighbouring states," Times of India report quotes an official.
The incidence of chikungunya, which took to epidemic proportions last year, and dengue is lower compared to malaria this year, the official added.
With rains showering the national capital it is likely that the cases may show a rise in coming days.
The government had recently launched a mission to eliminate Malaria by 2022.