With 39 cases in last 24 hours, J&K sees dip in dengue cases

Yogesh Sagotra. Updated: 11/25/2022 10:51:18 AM Front Page

Death toll at 18, 7936 infected so far

Jammu: With the onset of winters and sharp dip in the temperature, dengue cases have dropped from three digits to two digits in the last few weeks in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The average daily cases have come down to around 50 due to drop in temperature but this year dengue has claimed 18 lives so far.
As per experts, “Till last week, the average number of cases was around 300 per day but it came down to lowest 20 this week due to the temperature,” adding, “The cases will continue to decline.”
However, Jammu district continued to register more cases, including 21 recorded during the last 24 hours, due to congestive environment and comparatively warm climate, they added.
As per bulletin released by health department, 39 new dengue cases were diagnosed in the entire Jammu and Kashmir of which 21 has been reported in Jammu alone while 10 from Udhampur, four from Samba, three from Rajouri and one from Doda district while not a single case were reported from other 15 districts.
Moreover, from the past one week the total dengue cases witnessed constant drop with dip in the mercury.
“On November 17, Jammu and Kashmir reported 70 Dengue cases while on November 21 the number of cases were just 23, lowest so far,” a senior official from Integrated Health Information Platform said.
However, due to clear weather conditions from the past two days the dengue cases slightly went up, which reported at 37 and 39 on November 22th and 23th respectively.
The officials further added that a total of 7212 dengue cases were recorded in the Jammu and Kashmir till date including highest 5357 in Jammu district only followed by 794 from Udhampur, 312 from Samba, 231 from Doda, 159 from Kathua, 114 from Reasi , 104 from Rajouri, 47 from Ramban, 38 from Poonch, 26 from Kishtwar while just 13 from all 10 districts of Kashmir province.
Public health experts said that endemic dengue, which started normally during monsoon months, reached its peak till mid-October and then gradually reduced its presence with onset of winters, due to sharp dip in the temperature in the region. Experts fear more infections next year if timely measures are not taken.
“The government needs to focus on measures to lessen production of mosquitoes, the sole carrier of the disease. We need to eliminate larva and cut down the number of mosquitoes,” they said.
Updated On 11/25/2022 10:52:48 AM

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