Hospitals in the Indian capital New Delhi are witnessing a decline in dengue cases after witnessing a record surge of the vector-borne disease, officials said Sunday.
Health officials attributed the decline to the increasing cold weather in the city, as the number of dengue patients has declined by 50 percent, Xinhua reported.
"With the drop in temperature in the coming days, dengue will be completely under control," Dr. Suresh Kumar, medical director at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital.
This year, the tally of dengue cases in Delhi rose to 7,127, the highest since 2015 as per Delhi's civic body, while 5,600 of those have been recorded until November 20.
Officials from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi said efforts were made to prevent dengue, including constant fogging in areas where mosquitoes were breeding, but people still need to stay alerted.