Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Punjab reports 546 new cases of dengue fever in 24 hours

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LAHORE: The provincial dengue cases in Punjab have raised alarms as Saturday witnessed 546 new infections of the mosquito-borne disease in the last 24-hour period, ARY News reported.

Provincial health secretary, Imran Sikandar Baloch, has said that yesterday 361 dengue fever cases were reported in Lahore.

Yesterday the viral disease claimed four lives across Punjab increasing the death toll by dengue fever in this season to 29.

Punjab has so far reported 9,491 dengue hemorrhagic fever cases in the current season.

Most cases of the disease, 6,294, have been reported in Lahore, secretary health said.

Presently 2,286 dengue patients have been admitted in hospitals across the province, health secretary said. Most patients of the mosquito-borne disease, 1,294, have been under medical attendance at Lahore’s hospitals,” top health official said.

Health secretary, Imran Sikandar Baloch earlier said that the administration has beefed up arrangements to counter the ongoing trend of upsurge in dengue fever in the province that has claimed 29 lives in Punjab.

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