​​​​​​​Dengue cases exceed 1,342 in Islamabad

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Islamabad records 141 new cases of dengue The situation of the dengue outbreak is worsening in Islamabad as 141 new cases were reported from the federal capital overnight, Geo News reported Monday. Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 107 new cases of the mosquito-borne disease during the last 24 hours. Punjab reports 459 new dengue cases With dengue continuing to wreak havoc in the country, 459 cases were reported in Punjab overnight, out of which 335 were from Lahore, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said Sunday. Meanwhile, another patient suffering from dengue succumbed to the disease in Rawalpindi on Sunday, taking the dengue death toll to 19 so far. In a press statement, Baloch 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. So far this year, 6,727 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported across the province, while 4,874 confirmed cases of dengue were reported in Lahore.
​​​​​​​Dengue cases exceed 1,342 in Islamabad

The total number of Dengue cases to have surfaced in Islamabad exceeded 1,342 on Tuesday, after 113 more people contracted the fever and five more succumbed to it in a day.

District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia said that, “Around 219 dengue patients are currently under treatment at various hospitals in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad while 629 people have recovered and been discharged so far.”

He added that about 599 dengue patients had also been brought in the outpatient departments OPDs of the hospitals.

Read 42 new dengue cases surface in Rawalpindi

According to the DHO, 396 cases were brought to the Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi during the current season, 88 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi, 21 in DHQ Hospital, Rawalpindi, 56 in PIMS and 65 in Polyclinic.

About 174 dengue cases were brought to the Federal General Hospital and 22 to CDA Hospital, the DHO said, adding that Dengue has been confirmed in more than 450 patients in Islamabad in private hospitals and laboratories of the twin cities.

Out of the total cases in Islamabad, 896 cases are in rural areas while 447 cases are in urban areas.

A day earlier, it was reported that the federal capital witnessed the single highest number of dengue cases as another 121 patients were admitted to hospitals during the last 24 hours.

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