PESHAWAR:- The dengue fever on Tuesday took another life, raising death toll by the disease to 66 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa so far. According to the Dengue Response Unit, 60-year-old Mukhtara, daughter of Saeed Hassan, resident of Sarband Peshawar, had been brought to the Khyber Teaching Hospital on October 30 after being diagnosed as dengue positive. She, however, breathed her last at the hospitals on Tuesday.–staff reporter

The dengue fever has killed a total of 66 people in the province so far, after surfacing of the first case on July 22 in Peshawar.

 The Dengue Response Unit in its report said that during the last 24 hours, as many as 92 dengue patients were hospitalised, while 135 were discharged from different hospitals in the province.

In the ongoing week-long dengue eradication drive, fumigation was conducted in fifteen villages in the 14 most-affected union councils of the provincial metropolis. The health workers also visited and inspected houses for larva. Health officials said that over 16,000 dengue cases had been reported in KP since July.