Another dengue patient died on Tuesday in a local hospital, raising the death toll from the deadly disease to 42 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the Health Department’s Dengue Response Unit, 51-year-old Pervaiz was admitted to the Khyber Teaching Hospital on September 30. The deceased was a resident of Tehkal Payan, an area where incidents of dengue have been on the rise.
On Tuesday, around 1,679 dengue tests were conducted, out of which 351 people tested positive for the virus.
A total of 123 patients were admitted to the same hospital for treatment, thus raising the total number of dengue patients presently getting treatment in different provincial hospitals to 350. Whereas, 85 patients were also discharged from different hospitals after improvement in their condition.