Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Punjab reports 459 dengue cases, one death in 24 hours


LAHORE: Punjab has reported 459 new cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever in the province during the last 24 hours, ARY News reported on Sunday quoting the Punjab health department.

Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab, Imran Sikandar Baloch has stated that 459 cases of dengue were reported across the province, out of which 335 cases were found in Lahore.

In a press statement, he said 64 cases were reported from Rawalpindi, eight from Attock, six from Khanewal, and five from Gujrat.

Similarly, four dengue patients were reported in Faisalabad, Muzaffargarh, Okara and Sahiwal each, three cases from Hafizabad and Sheikhupura and two from Chakwal.

Overall 6,727 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported across the province, while 4,874 confirmed cases of dengue were reported in Lahore, he added.

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He further said that one death was reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 19 so far.

A total of 1,745 patients were admitted to hospitals across Punjab, out of which 799 patients were admitted in Lahore and 946 to hospitals of other cities of the province, he added.

A total of 1,745 patients were under treatment on dengue allocated beds in Punjab while 799 beds are currently occupied by dengue patients in Lahore.

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