§ Mr. MORGAN JONES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will give information as to the extent of the cholera epidemic in Bombay Presidency; and whether the epidemic is still spreading?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The latest official figures of attacks and deaths from cholera in the four affected districts in the Bombay Presidency relate to the week ended 16th April, and are as follow:
Attacks. Deaths. Belgaum District … 1182 575* Dharwar District … 872† 401† Bijapur District … 743‡ 256‡ Kanara District … 21 21 * Including 541 attacks and 249 deaths. † Including 666 attacks and 316 deaths. ‡ Including 194 attacks and 56 deaths.
which occurred previously but were reported during the week. According to Press reports, the totals in the four affected districts in the two following weeks were:
Attacks. Deaths. Week ended 23rd April … 1401 607 Week ended 30th April … 1092 461
The latest official information received contains no figures, but indicates that the conditions continue to improve.