In August, 60 cases of malaria have been reported in Delhi and a total of 146 people were affected by the vector-borne disease, according to a municipal report released on Monday. 

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said two cases of malaria were reported in February, one each in April and March, 17 in May, 25 in June, 42 in July and 58 till August 25. 

SDMC is responsible for keeping record of data on vector-borne diseases for the city.

This season, 78 dengue cases have been reported out of which 29 were reported till August 11, 19 were reported in July, six in January, three in February, one in March, two in April, 10 in May and eight in June.

Meanwhile, the number of chikungunya cases have reached to 44 with three fresh cases being reported last week. 


A senior doctor at a government-run facility advised people to wear full-sleeve clothes and ensure that mosquitoes do not breed near their house. 

"Water coolers should be dried up when not in use as dengue infection carrying mosquitoes breed there a lot. Mosquito nets should be used at home," the doctor said.

The top season for vector-borne diseases is between July and November. However, sometimes people fall sick till mid-December.

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal directed local bodies and other agencies to intensify vector control measures and called for regular meetings at the level of district magistrates with all stakeholders to review the situation in their respective districts.

Last year, dengue affected 9,271 people in the city and 10 people died in total. However, five out of them were not residents of the national capital.

With inputs from PTI