PESHAWAR:- The dengue fever on Tuesday took two more lives, raising death toll by the disease to 61 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. A 30-year-old Haseena Bibi, daughter of Rehman Noor of Achni and a 50-year-old Liaquat Ali, son of Essa Khan, resident of Sufaid Dehri, had been brought to Hayatabad Medical Complex and Khyber Teaching Hospital on October 20 and 22, respectively. They, however, lost their lives at the hospitals on Tuesday. The dengue fever has killed a total of 61 people in the province so far. The first case of dengue fever had surfaced on July 22.–Said Alam Khan


The Dengue Response Unit in its report said that during the last 24 hours, as many as 110 patients were hospitalised due to dengue fever while 88 were discharged from different hospitals.

In the week-long dengue eradication drive, at least 96,000 houses situated in fourteen most-affected union councils of provincial metropolis were visited by health teams. However, larva of dengue mosquito was found in 9,397 houses, it added.