Over 5,500 dog bite cases a day in 2022, though lower than pre-Covid count

According to WHO estimates, 36% of global deaths by rabies happen in India, at 18,000-20,000 a year. About 30-60 per cent of dog bite cases and deaths occur in children aged under 15

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Samreen Wani New Delhi

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An average of 5,739 cases of dog bites were reported daily as of November 2022, shows data. This is a decline in the number of such instances since the pandemic.

The average rises if one includes pre-pandemic figures. India reported nearly 16 million cases of stray dog bites between 2019 and 2022 (Parliament data till November 2022), an average of over 10,000 cases daily.

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