Via The Economic Times: Chikungunya cases in Delhi jump to 423. Excerpt:
NEW DELHI: Chikungunya cases in Delhi have shot up to 423, a massive rise in the figure released by civic authorities, who had reported just 20 cases till last week.
According to a municipal report released today, 423 cases have been diagnosed in the national capital till August 27.
Safdarjung Hospital has reported nearly 250 cases till August 29.
"Chikungunya cases have spiked in the city. We are getting more and more patients with its symptoms. Till August 29, our hospital has reported 246 cases," Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital A K Rai told PTI.
At the AIIMS laboratories, which get blood samples from Delhi and other parts of the country, 362 samples were tested positive for chikungunya during July to August 20.
"Out of 133 samples sent to our labs, 83 were tested positive in July and this month till August 20, out of 502 samples, 279 tested positive for chikungunya," Department of Microbiology at AIIMS, Lalit Dar, had earlier said.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) which compiles the vector-borne disease cases report on behalf of all civic bodies, had pegged the total number of cases till August 20 at 20.