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Dengue spread intensifies in Lucknow with 26 new cases on Friday

The dengue rise in Lucknow reached yet another high on Friday when around 26 fresh infections were reported here. With this, the city's cumulative dengue tally stands at a total of 279 cases. While Lucknow's dengue spread has been prevalent for the past 9 months, about 214 cases of the total surge were detected in August and September alone. This marks the rampant spread of the vector-borne disease in the state capital, raising health concerns.

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Highest daily spike of 24 new dengue cases logged in Lucknow on Thursday

Amidst the fear of an impending third COVID-19 wave, the citizens of Lucknow are now battling against the rampant spread of dengue as well. On Thursday, the city witnessed its sharpest single-day spike, where 24 new dengue cases pushed the season's cumulative tally to over 200.

Of this fresh rise, about 15 cases were admitted in Lohia Institute, 5 in Lokhbandu Hospital and 4 at SPM Civil Hospital. Reportedly, scrub typhus and chikungunya are also on the rise here, adding to the administration's health concerns.

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While Dengue cases are on a rise in Lucknow, know the differences between Dengue & Covid

Lucknow is currently facing the double whammy of Covid-19 and Dengue. Though the Covid cases are on a fall, Lucknow is still reporting the highest number of cases in Uttar Pradesh. Since October, health officials have also started finding and reporting Dengue cases in the city.

In order to combat Dengue, Lucknow Municipal Corporation has started a fogging, anti-larvae spraying and cleaning drive. Further it is also getting a lot confusing for Lucknowites to differentiate between Dengue and Covid-19 symptoms, thus here is a short summary which will help you in taking precautions.

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