LAHORE Taking pity on the suffering Lahorites for a fourth day, the deadly dengue virus took another day off this time on Monday since no death was reported from anywhere in the City. This is the first day off of the ruthless dengue virus on a working day as three previous ones were on October 9, 23 and 30 (all Sundays). During the recent onslaught, the ruthless dengue virus has so far put to sword 359 people in the City. Targeted government efforts, more acquaintance of healthcare providers with relatively a new disease and sudden dip in the mercury level has provided some breathing space to the Lahorites, facing the wrath of deadly dengue virus for the last about three months. Though no death was reported on Monday, the ruthless dengue continued to force Lahorites top approach public sector hospitals and private healthcare centres for preliminary tests, confirming 43 new cases on Monday and as such taking the overall tally till today to 32851. Out of 43 new dengue cases, 09 were tested positive at Services Hospital, 05 at Lahore General Hospital, 04 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 03 at Jinnah Hospital, 02 at Institute of Public Health and 01 at Mayo Hospital while 19 cases were reported from private healthcare centres in the City. According to the Punjab Health Department, as many as 49 new cases have been reported from across the province during the last 24 hours including 16 from Lahore. As such total number of dengue cases in Punjab reached 21025 including 17330 in Lahore. So far 20696 dengue patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals across the province including 17314 in Lahore. At present 337 dengue patients are under treatment at hospitals in Punjab including 270 in Lahore. As many as 66 dengue patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals in Lahore during the last 24 hours which include 33 from mayo hospital, 19 from Sir Ganga Ram hospital, 05 each from Services hospital and Jinnah hospital and 02 each from Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital and said Mitha Hospital. Briefing the newsmen at King Edward Medical University auditorium on Monday, secretary Health Punjab Jehanzeb Khan said that the government hospitals have been directed to start normal working as cases of dengue fever have decreased considerably.