LAHORE Decrease in mercury level and continuous wet conditions in the province has provided more conducive atmosphere for mosquito growth, causing an increase in the number of dengue fever patients with every passing day. Like the previous year, the provincial metropolis is affected more than any other city in the province. In addition to that, more and more suspects are approaching public sector and private healthcare centres for laboratory analysis. So for most of the confirmed dengue patients are from the provincial metropolis, having better healthcare facilities and proper wing to carryout insecticide spray and fumigation.