Dengue continues onslaught across Punjab, KP

Staff Reporter

Punjab on Monday recorded 169 more cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever during the previous 24 hours.

Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Imran Sikandar Baloch stated that there are a total of 428 dengue fever patients under treatment in hospitals across the province.

As many as 3,975 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported in Punjab this season, out of which 3,145 surfaced in Lahore, the health secretary said.

On the instructions of provincial Secretary Health Imran Sikandar Baloch, the anti-dengue campaign was going on in full swing in Punjab.

The administration has expedited its efforts to destroy dengue larvae. Mr Baloch said that during the past 24 hours, 169 dengue patients were reported in Punjab.

From Lahore, 124; from Rawalpindi 26; Sargodha 3; Multan, Khanewal, Gujranwala, Layyah, and Vehari 2 cases each were reported.

There are 3,975 confirmed dengue cases in Punjab this year and the bulk of cases are found in Lahore where the total number of cases is 3,145.

The secretary informed that 428 dengue patients were being treated in the province, while 238 were admitted to Lahore hospitals. He urged the people to take extra care in order to prevent the spread of dengue.

According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department, during the last 24 hours, 135 new dengue cases were reported. The total number of cases in the province has reached 2,795 and four people have so far died of the dengue virus in the province.

In Peshawar, 38 people were diagnosed with the dengue virus during the past 24 hours. The total number of dengue patients in Peshawar is 803 while in Lower Dir 14; Shangla 12; and in Haripur there are 39 dengue patients.

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