Various hospitals in the city recorded a total of 2,942 dengue cases from January to November 27 of this year.
The figure represents a 581% increase from the city’s total of 432 cases in 2020.
This month’s dengue cases totaled 406, which is only 26 cases less than the total number of cases reported last year for the entire year.
In the same period, city hospitals recorded 1,584 chikungunya cases, a 71.61 percent increase from the previous year’s total of 923 cases.
Malaria cases in the city were 958 in the January-November 27 period, up 55% from 618 in the entire previous year, according to AMC health department data.
During the same time period, city hospitals recorded III cases of falciparum, an increase of 73.43 % from the previous year’s total of 64 cases.
Waterborne diseases have also increased during this time period, according to AMC data. In the January-November 27 period, 1,949 cases of typhoid were reported, compared to 1,338 cases in the entire year of 2020. In the January-November period this year, hospitals recorded 3,444 diarrhoea cases, compared to 2,072 cases in 2020.
So far this year, 64 cases of cholera have been reported. Last year, no cholera cases were reported.