Chandigarh: The dengue menace in Punjab is not going to stop at all. According to data released by the government, more than 16,000 dengue cases have been reported in the state so far. Dengue has also killed 60 people in Punjab. More than 16,000 dengue cases have been registered in Punjab for the first time. Punjab was hit by the worst dengue outbreak in 2017. In 2017, 15,398 dengue cases were reported in Punjab and 18 people lost their lives. But this year the old record of dengue cases has also been broken. Where it has been found that dengue goods have been the fastest in the last one month. Between September 30 and October 30, more than 12,000 dengue cases were reported in the state, causing 50 people to lose their lives.
The government has informed that Sahibzada Nagar is the worst affected due to dengue. So far, 2,457 dengue cases have been reported and 31 people have died due to dengue. 2,063 dengue cases have been reported in Bhatinda and 4 people have died. 1,465 dengue cases were registered in Hoshiarpur and 1,461 in Amritsar.
Experts believe that the delay in Monsoon and the unseasonal rains in October are responsible for the rising dengue havoc. However, nothing can be said about how long the people of Punjab will get relief from the dengue menace. The government, however, claimed that the onset of winter after November 15 could also lead to a decline in dengue cases.