194 new dengue cases reported in twin cities during last 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: The federal capital and Rawalpindi on Thursday reported 96 and 98 new cases respectively of dengue fever in the last 24 hours.

The federal capital reported 96 dengue cases, including 53 from rural and 43 from urban areas, in the last 24 hours, District Health Officer (DHO) Islamabad said.

After the new cases, the total number of dengue cases in Islamabad has gone up to 1657, while five people have lost their lives due to the dengue virus, the DHO added.

Moreover, Rawalpindi reported 98 dengue cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally in the city this year to 1561. While another two under treatment in the Benazir Bhutto Hospital are in critical condition, the Health Department said.

This season, dengue has claimed the lives of two persons in Rawalpindi.

As of Wednesday, Punjab has 3869 confirmed cases of dengue, with 229 additional cases reported in the previous day.

100 cases of the mosquito-borne illness were reported from Lahore, according to a statement from the Secretary of Health Punjab, and 86 cases were recorded in Rawalpindi during the course of the previous day.

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