There is no respite from dengue virus as four more people lost their lives to the infection in the City during the past 24 hours while 205 new cases were reported on Wednesday.
According to the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, as many as 1, 245 patients of the virus are currently admitted to different hospitals of the City’s hospitals, adding that total number of dengue cases reached 16,251 reported in the City during the current year so far.
The department further said that out of total 53,317 indoor and 7, 801 outdoor sites its teams had checked in the provincial capital during the last 24 hours, they managed to eliminate virus’ larvae in 408 of them.
With 111 more dengue cases reported from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) during the last 24 hours, the number of patients in the province now stands at 9, 603, while nine people have died from the virus this year.
According to the provincial health department, presently 78 patients are admitted at KP hospitals.
Out of 111 new cases detected, the department elaborated, 85 were reported from the provincial capital Peshawar alone. “With 85 more people contracting the virus, the number of patients in the provincial capital has now reached 4,984.
Apart from that, eight cases of the disease were reported from Khyber, while 232 people also recovered during the period under review.
The number of dengue cases in Islamabad have dropped considerably as only 17 more cases were reported from the capital city and its outskirts during the last 24 hours.
According to the district health officer (DHO), out of total 17 cases reported, 12 were reported from the suburbs of the city, while the remaining five from the city itself.
The officer further said that presently there were 4, 421 patients of the virus in the city and its surrounding villages: 2, 517 patients are in the villages while 1, 907 in Islamabad itself.