19 new cases in Punjab as dengue shows no sign of decrease

LAHORE – Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch Monday said that during the last 24 hours, 19 confirmed cases of dengue were reported from across the province. In a press statement issued here, he said that 13 cases were reported in Lahore and one each in Bahawalnagar, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Kasur, Sargodha and Sheikhupura. The secretary said: “So far, 157 deaths due to dengue fever have been reported in Punjab.” He added that 26,021 confirmed cases of dengue were reported across the province while 18,367 were reported in Lahore. He said a total of 291 patients were undergoing treatment across Punjab out of whom 218 patients were in Lahore’s hospitals while 73 patients were in other districts of Punjab.

In the last 24 hours, 288,780 indoor locations and 72,072 outdoor locations were checked across the Punjab while larvae were destroyed at 112 locations. In Lahore, as many as 44,589 indoor places and 6,522 outdoor locations were checked for dengue larvae and 104 positive containers were destroyed.

 

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