79 new dengue cases reported


Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) Secretary Irshad Ahmad said that 79 new dengue cases were reported in Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued here on Monday, he said that 24 dengue cases were reported in Lahore,15 in Gujranwala, 11 each in Multan and Sheikhupura, 2 each in Sargodha and Muzaffargarh,1 each in Kasur, Okara,Vehari, and Khushab, during the last 24 hours.

He said that a total of 18,091 dengue virus cases have been reported so far during the current year.

“No death was reported during the last 24 hours , whereas 41 people died of the virus in the current year so far”. The P&SHD secretary said that 593 patients were under treatment in different hospitals of the province.

“The anti-dengue squad conducted surveillance at 229,542 indoor and 62,192 outdoor points to detect dengue larvae during the last 24 hours.

The anti-dengue squad, under the P&SHD, killed dengue larvae at 1124 places in the province during daily surveillance”, he added.


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