Four cases of malaria have been registered so far this month, revealed the latest report on vector-borne diseases, compiled by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which was released on Monday.

With this, the total number of malaria cases has gone up to 13.

Two cases each of dengue and chikungunya have also been reported this week, taking the total number of dengue cases to 13 and chikungunya to seven.

During the same time last year, 24 cases of malaria, 23 cases of dengue and 14 cases of chikungunya were reported in the city.

This year so far, over 1.2 crore houses have been visited to check for mosquito breeding conditions, according to the corporation data. Of these, 18,867 houses were found positive for musquitogenic conditions and legal notices were sent to 19,915 houses.

The number of cases of vector-borne diseases tend to rise in the monsoon months especially picking up from July.

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