With a significant rise in cases of swine flu or H1N1 and monsoon-related diseases in Maharashtra, a total of six deaths were reported from Mumbai this year, of which, two deaths each were related to dengue and swine flu and were reported in July. In the same period, there was one death each due to malaria and leptospirosis, said health officials under Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Mumbai city recorded a total of 97 new malaria cases between August 14 and 21. As on August 21, the city had 509 cases. This number would be much higher taking into account the fact that the BMC does not have the cumulative number of patients who undergo treatment at private hospitals.
During the same period, the city witnessed 35 and 32 new swine flu and dengue cases respectively. This took the tally to 105 and 163 patients in Mumbai who have been diagnosed with dengue and swine flu respectively.