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Woman dies of dengue in Karachi, toll climbs to 17

KARACHI: Another woman died of dengue fever in Karachi on Sunday, taking the death toll from the mosquito-borne disease in the metropolis to 17 this year, ARY News reported.

As per details, three persons of the same family were admitted at the private hospital of Karachi after being diagnosed with Dengue fever.

The two persons still under treatment in the hospital, while a woman died of mosquito-borne decease.

Earlier on Saturday, the anti-dengue cell had prepared a detailed report on the country-wide situation of the mosquito-borne viral infection which numbered the cases up to 28,525.

Sources said that the special monitoring cell established to monitor the spread of the virus has forwarded its report to the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza.

The sources of the health ministry told ARY News that the overall cases of the disease soared up to 28,525 citing the report as the highest number of patients, 7,690, were emerged from federal capital Islamabad.

Read: Dengue cases on rise in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The report stated that 6,269 cases were reported in Punjab, 5005 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 4,858 from Sindh, 2,764 from Balochistan, 1,295 from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 436 from KP’s tribal districts and 208 from other parts of the country.

It has emerged that not a single case was reported from Gilgit-Baltistan this year.

The report confirmed 45 deaths of the patients suffering from dengue virus across the country this year, including 16 in Sindh, 15 in Islamabad, 10 in Punjab, 3 in Balochistan and one in AJK.

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