98 more cases of dengue fever reported in twin cities

RAWALPINDI: 98 more cases of the mosquito-borne dengue virus fever have been reported in the twin cities during the last 24 hours.

According to District Health officer Islamabad, 32 cases were reported in rural areas of the capital territory, while 35 were reported from urban areas.

In last 24 hours 18 dengue patients admitted at PIMS hospital, four patients at CDA Hospital, four at FG Hospital and three dengue fever patients at Polyclinic, the DHO said.

Three dengue fever patients have been reported dead in this season, in which 613 patients of the disease admitted in hospitals, according to the district health official.

Among total 613 dengue cases, 388 cases have been reported in rural areas while 225 from urban areas, he added.

Meanwhile, health authorities in Rawalpindi confirmed 31 more cases of dengue fever in the city, adding the total number of cases in the city to 874.

126 patients in the city have been hospitalized with the disease, the official said.

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