Number of dengue fever cases rising


The number of dengue fever cases has continued to rise in Pakistan amid an outbreak due to floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains. In the last 24 hours, 275 more people were diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the provincial health department reported on Saturday afternoon.

The number of active cases in the province currently stands at 1,626 and the total number of cases this year has reached 16,277.

The eastern Punjab province reported 289 new cases in the last 24 hours, the provincial health authorities said on Saturday. Punjab’s capital Lahore reported 142 new cases, followed by Rawalpindi city with 58 cases. The total number of dengue cases in Punjab this year has now gone up to 12,676. The southern Sindh province reported 234 new infections, said the provincial health department on Saturday evening.—NNI


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