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113 new dengue cases surface in Islamabad

Fever claims lives of at least five more people. (Source: Reuters)

ISLAMABAD: The tally of dengue fever cases in the federal capital rose to 1,342 on Tuesday after 113 more people contracted the fever and five more succumbed to it in a day.

District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia said that around 219 dengue patients are currently under treatment at various hospitals in the twin cities, while 629 people have recovered and been discharged so far.

Out of the total cases in Islamabad, 896 cases are in rural areas while 447 cases are in urban areas. He added that about 599 dengue patients had also been brought in the outpatient departments (OPDs) of the hospitals.

Meanwhile, 396 cases were brought to the Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi during the current season, 88 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi, 21 in DHQ Hospital, Rawalpindi, 56 in PIMS and 65 in Polyclinic.

About 174 dengue cases were brought to the Federal General Hospital and 22 to CDA Hospital, the DHO said, adding that Dengue has been confirmed in more than 450 patients in Islamabad in private hospitals and laboratories of the twin cities.

A day earlier, it was reported that the federal capital witnessed the single highest number of dengue cases as another 121 patients were admitted to hospitals during the last 24 hours.