Dengue virus cases shots 1,000 in Punjab

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Dengue virus case count crosses 1,000 in Punjab
Dengue virus case count crosses 1,000 in Punjab
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The total number of dengue virus cases crossed the 1,000 mark in Punjab after the province reported 44 new cases Monday morning, official data from the health department showed.

In its daily update on the dengue fever, the office of the Primary and Secondary Health Care Department spokesperson said that 12 of the new cases were reported from Lahore, 18 from Rawalpindi, four from Attock, three from Vehari and one each from Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Chakwal, Jhang, Multan, Khanewal and Okara.

Dengue prevention activities have been intensified across Punjab on the instructions of Health Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch.

So far this year, 1,126 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from across Punjab, the health secretary shared. Of these, 917 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from Lahore.

Baloch confirmed that currently, there are 88 dengue patients in hospitals across the province, of whom 51 dengue patients are admitted in hospitals in Lahore, 29 in Rawalpindi, three in Sargodha, two in Multan and one each in Bahawalpur, Faisalabad and Attock.

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