OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The dengue fever on Saturday claimed three more people, including one woman, taking the death toll to 252. The ruthless virus also forced hundreds of Lahorites to approach hospitals for preliminary tests, confirming 403 new cases and as such taking the overall tally to 27429. Khadija Bibi (22), a resident of Chohan Road, and Assad Mahmood (62) of Wasanpura breathed their last at Mayo Hospital while Arif Sheikh (29) of Firdous Market, Gulberg died at Shaikh Zayed Hospital. Out of 403 new cases, 95 were tested positive at Mayo Hospital, 39 at Services Hospital, 37 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 30 at Shaikh Zayed Hospital, 29 at Jinnah Hospital, 28 at Childrens Hospital, 16 at Institute of Public Health, 05 at Lahore General Hospital while 124 cases were reported from other public sector hospitals and private healthcare centres in the City. According to the Punjab Health department, three people lost their lives due to dengue fever in the City during the last 24 hours. Till today, 227 dengue patients have died in the province including 203 in Lahore. As many as 244 new cases were reported from across the province including 221 from Lahore.