Thiruvananthapuram: Dengue fever has reached an alarming rise in Kerala, with health officials reporting that the highest number of cases in the last five years have been reported in the state. According to recent data, a staggering 11,804 people have been diagnosed with dengue in the state over the last ten months, leading to 41 fatalities. A total of 32,453 individuals sought treatment for symptoms indicative of dengue. Over 105 people have lost their lives to symptoms resembling dengue in the last ten months.
Kerala currently holds the unfortunate distinction of being the leading state in India for dengue cases, with Karnataka and Maharashtra following closely behind.
Comparing this year’s statistics with the previous year, there has been a substantial 56% increase in reported dengue cases. In 2022, only 4,468 cases were recorded, resulting in 58 deaths. The increase in cases shows that efforts to control mosquitoes and stop the disease from spreading haven’t been carried out effectively. Health experts emphasise that the dengue situation in Kerala may worsen if intermittent rains persist.