Rawalpindi - A 22-year-old youngster has died of dengue fever at the Holy Family Hospital (HFH), taking the total number of dead to seven in the district, sources informed The Nation yesterday. “The deceased was identified as Naheem,” sources added.

Over 2,353 people in the city have been affected by dengue, what officials call the worst outbreak of the deadly decease in the district this year. According to sources, a youngster namely Muhammad Naheem was brought to the HFH in critical condition last night where doctors immediately shifted him to the Intensive Caring Unit (ICU) and started medicating him. However, they said, the doctors could not save the life of patient. Earlier, the sources, said the dengue-affected patient was shifted to Hassanabdal from Taxila from where doctors referred him to HFH because of his serious condition.

On the other hand, a total of 2,353 people have been tested dengue positive in the district. According to an official data obtained by The Nation from different sources, some 102 dengue patients have been brought to Allied Hospitals in last 24 hours.  All the dengue patients were under treatment in District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital, Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and Holy Family Hospital (HFH).

Meanwhile, health teams of Cantonment Board visited some 3,819 houses and checked 28,726 tubs, flower pots and tanks and recovered 132 dengue larvas. Similarly, the teams also raided the markets and bazaars and checked 1,529 places, including tyre shops during a campaign.

However, the sources said, only one dengue larva was recovered during the checking.