Team surveying for dengue larvae. |
In all, 16 more people have fallen prey to the deadly vector-borne disease dengue on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 1082.
“These 16 cases were reported on Wednesday including 13 men and six women,” District Malaria Officer Dr Daulat Patel said. He added that only one death has been reported in the district due to dengue. There are 23 active cases and 12 patients are getting treatment in various hospitals of the city.
Out of total dengue cases in the city, 665 were male while 417 were female including 272 children.
Dengue cases on Wednesday 16
Male patients 13
Female patients 3
No of deaths 0
Total dengue cases till date 1082
Total male patients 665
Total female 417
Total children 272
Active case 23
Active admitted patients 12
Total deaths 1
25,000 more vaccinated
The slow pace of vaccination has health department officials worried as it appears that they won’t be able to achieve the target of completing the vaccination of the targeted population by November 30.
As many as over 4.5 lakh people are still waiting to take the second dose of vaccination and the department will have to administer over 50,000 doses each day for the next eight days.
“We could vaccinate about 25139 people on Wednesday and so far 23.9 lakh people have taken the second dose of the vaccine. Our targeted population is about 28.07 lakh and still over 4.5 lakh people remain to be vaccinated. We had completed vaccinating people with the first dose by mid-October and all of the targeted population would become eligible for the second dose by November 23,” Immunization Officer Dr Tarun Gupta said.
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