Confirmed dengue cases reported earlier in 2023 were as follows: January (5), February (4), March (4), April (3), May (2), June (55), July (78), and August (224). September’s 295 cases raised Nagpur district’s total this year to 669.
In 2020, 107 dengue cases and 1 death were reported. In 2021, the numbers increased to 1,054 cases and 5 deaths. Last year (2022) it declined to 118 cases with no fatalities. Year 2023 has been the worse with 669 cases and 4 deaths already.
September alone reported 3,505 cases of dengue-like illnesses out of 7,061 reported this year. “If you experience high fever, severe headaches or joint pain go to doctor,” said general physician Dr Anil Kamble.
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