2,000 chickenpox cases recorded

NEW DELHI: The Capital has recorded over 2,000 cases of chickenpox so far this year, which according to a senior Municipal Corporation of Delhi official is high for this time of the year. "Over 600 patients have been treated at MCD's outdoor facilities. We do get a lot of chickenpox cases between January and April, but this year the numbers have been on the higher side. While about 1,500 cases have been reported from Delhi, some 800 patients have arrived from the neighbouring States. We are getting more cases,' said a senior MCD official.