LAHORE The ruthless dengue virus put to sword seven more people including two women at different hospitals in the City on Wednesday. The death toll has reached to 232. Besides taking lives of seven people, the deadly virus forced hundreds of Lahorites to approach public sector hospitals and private healthcare centres in the City for preliminary tests, confirming 429 new cases and as such taking the overall tally to 26277. Adbul Hameed (40), a resident of Sanda, breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital. Shahbaz (62) of Gulshan-e-Ravi, Shaukat Ali (65) of Ichra and Osama (15) of Shadbagh lost their lives at Mayo Hospital, Tahira aslam (60) of Samnabad at Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Khalida Bibi (46) of Gujranwala at Lahore General Hospital while Abid Chughtai (60) of Delhi Gate died at Jinnah Hospital. Out of 429 new cases, 95 were tested positive at Mayo Hospital, 49 at Jinnah Hospital, 41 at Shaikh Zayed Hospital, 36 at Childrens Hospital, 29 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 22 at Institute of Public Health, 20 at LGH, 14 at Services Hospital while 123 cases were reported from other public sector hospitals and private healthcare centres in the City. According to the Punjab Health Department, seven dengue patients died in the province during the last 24 hours. Out of these, six were from Lahore and one from Gujranwala. On Wednesday, 299 new cases were reported from across the province including 272 from Lahore. As such number of dengue patients in the province has risen to 16021, of which, 13783 from Lahore. So far 15805 dengue patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals in Punjab.