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Cases of Malaria reduce in Mumbai

As per reports, a total of 1137 cases were detected in August 2020, and the cases have dropped as officials have recorded only 317 patients so far in September.

Cases of Malaria reduce in Mumbai
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The number of malaria patients in Mumbai saw an increase in the month of August 2020, and the state health department and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have taken the necessary measures to control the spread.

As per reports, a total of 1,137 cases were detected in August 2020, and the cases have dropped as officials have recorded only 317 patients so far in September.

Data reveals that out of the 1,137 cases of malaria, 53 cases were of gastroenteritis, 45 cases of leptospirosis, 10 cases of hepatitis and 10 cases of dengue. However, out of September's 317 cases of malaria, 49 cases are of gastroenteritis, 24 cases of leptospirosis, eight cases of hepatitis, five cases of dengue and one case of swine flu.

The number of malaria patients has seen a decreased even in comparison to July 2020, whereby a  total of 872 cases were registered in Mumbai. Out of these, 14 cases were of leptospirosis, 53 cases of gastroenteritis, 11 of dengue and one case of jaundice.

To curb the situation and offer immediate treatment, officials have arranged 1500 beds at hospitals across Mumbai. Besides this, regularly spraying is being conducted by the municipal corporation to ensure malaria and dengue breeding mosquitoes are killed. Citizens have also been asked to report stagnant water and not to save water in the open. Further, one needs to seek medical advice immediately if they experience any symptoms of fever, headache, vomiting, and fatigue.

Below mentioned is the month-wise comparison of cases in Mumbai


JulyAugustSeptember
Malaria8721137317
Lepto144524
H1N1
011
Gastro535349
Hepatitis1108
Dengue11105
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