Dengue tally rises to 1,912 as 99 more cases reported in Punjab

LAHORE: The Punjab reported 99 new cases of dengue virus on Friday, taking the total number of reported cases to 1,912 in the current year so far.

According to the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (PSHD), a total of 1,912 cases of dengue virus have been reported so far during the current year with four deaths. According to the department, 479 patients are under treatment in different hospitals of the province.

The Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, 47 dengue cases were reported in Rawalpindi, 33 in Lahore, 4 in Gujranwala, 3 in Gujrat, 2 in Multan, 2 in Kasur, 1 in Jhelum, 1 in Sheikhupura, 2 in Bahawalnagar, 1 in Okara, 1 in Khanewal, 1 in Muzaffargarh and one case of dengue was reported in Sahiwal during the past 24 hours.

The health officials informed that all suspected cases of dengue are being kept in surveillance and their tests were being conducted.

On the other hand, the anti-dengue squad of the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, has culled dengue larvae at 2,567 locations across the province during the daily basis surveillance.

The anti-dengue squad conducted surveillance at 426,050 indoor and 113,349 outdoor places to detect dengue larvae during the past 24 hours in different places. The P&SHD urged the people to adopt precautionary measures and keep their environment clean and dry to protect themselves from dengue.



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