At least five dengue patients died at various hospitals in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi over the past 24 hours, learnt on Sunday. The health authorities confirmed the death of five people affected by the mosquito-borne disease.
Of them, two died in Islamabad while three in Rawalpindi. Moreover, 465 more people were tested positive for dengue virus in Punjab over the past 24 hours, pushing the tally of the people suffering from the deadly disease to 2,464.
The number of dengue patients across the country is believed to have reached 4,385.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Zafar Mirza, while addressing a news conference here on Sunday, the government has confirmed that over 10,000 patients of dengue fever are currently being treated throughout the country, fearing a further increase in such cases in the next seven to 10 days.
He said there were 10,013 dengue patients at present in the country; out of which 2,363 were in Punjab, 2,258 in Sindh, 1,814 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and 1,772 in Balochistan.
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