New Delhi, Oct. 22 -- Across the road from India's best and busiest hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the Central government housing complex in East Kidwai Nagar is battling with a local dengue outbreak, reporting at least 40 cases over the past three weeks. One building has reported 15 cases in the sprawling 86-acre quarter-complex, parts of which are still under construction.

Delhi confirmed 177 cases in the week ending October 19, the highest in a single week this year, taking the total number of cases to 644. There have been no dengue deaths in 2019. This is much lower than the 1,020 cases reported in 2018, and 2,884 in 2017 by the third week of October.

East Kidwai Nagar resident Saba Mazhar was diagnosed wit...