Saturday Sep 28, 2019
KARACHI/LAHORE: At least 91 new cases of dengue has been reported in the last 24 hours in Karachi.
According to the anti-dengue cell, in the last 24 hours, dengue virus claimed one more life; while 91 more cases were reported, taking the total number of cases to 2,866 for the year.
The spokesperson added the death toll due to dengue stands at 11 for the year.
Separately, 199 cases of dengue were reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours, while the number of deaths due to virus stands at 20.
At least 14,015 cases of dengue have been confirmed in the country, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and coordination, Dr Zafar Mirza, said Friday.
Dr Mirza said 790 cases in total were reported in the last 24 hours, with 209 from Punjab, 216 in Islamabad, 120 in Sindh, 169 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and four from Balochistan.
The special assistant said data showed that in the past 24 hours, the maximum number of cases have been reported in twin cities. Of those, 381 cases were reported in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, with a ratio of 48 per cent sustaining status of being the hottest spots at the moment.
Dr Mirza said 26 deaths have been confirmed so far from dengue disease throughout Pakistan but clarified that no death was reported in the last 24 hours.