NAVI MUMBAI, Sept. 19 -- The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has recorded the highest number of dengue patients this year compared to the last four years. With increase in dengue patients, NMMC chief, Abhijit Bangar, has directed his officials to do the targetted testing of houses in Navi Mumbai.

Currently, Navi Mumbai has eight dengue positive cases while reports of 77 suspected samples are awaited from NIV, Pune.

In 2020, there were 27 suspected cases of which none was found to be positive. According to NMMC officials, last year, all were confined to their homes due to the lockdown while this year, with everything opened up and people back from native, the breeding spots have formed.

In a review meeting taken by Bangar on Frid...