New Delhi: Dengue fever is back to haunt the national capital as first death along with six fresh cases have been confirmed in the past one week.

Taking a serious note of the issue, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has stepped up its action to prevent mosquito breeding in the city.

MCD Health Committee Chairman Dr V K Monga said, “Check on breeding of Aedes mosquitoes has begun before scheduled time but simultaneously we need support from the residents to ensure positive results for the drive.”

He also added that this year, MCD was working in a joint operation with DDA, Jal Board, Delhi Police, Central Public Works Department, Irrigation and Flood Control Department to control the breeding of mosquitoes.

Meanwhile, from January, around 11 dengue cases have been confirmed in contrast to last year where 51 dengue cases were reported in the same time period. Last year, a total of 6,259 dengue cases were reported from in Delhi out of which eight patients had died.