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Dengue hits KP’s 22 districts, cases cross 1,000

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PESHAWAR: As many as twenty two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have been hit by dengue fever.

The Khyber Patkhunkhwa health authorities in a report of dengue cases from September 11 to September 27, said that so 1,057 cases have been confirmed so far.

Peshawar, Noushera, Buner and Khyber have been listed as the most affected districts in the report. The number of COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing in KP, Punjab and Sindh.

The health experts said change in the weather condition and delay in the anti-mosquito drive are the main cause behind the spread of the dengue fever. In Sindh, 508 dengue cases have been registered from September 1 to 27, according to a report released by the Sindh Health Department.

As per the statistics shared, the majority of dengue fever cases were reported from the Karachi division.

Of total cases, 442 dengue cases were reported from the Karachi division, highest number of 118 cases were reported in Central district.

Out of the total cases in the Karachi division, 79 cases recorded in the East district, 34 in South district, 37 in Korangi, 28 cases in Malir and 46 cases in West district.

As many as 114 cases have been reported in Matiari district of the Hyderabad division.

Punjab health authorities today reported 174 dengue hemorrhagic fever cases in province in last 24 hours. Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab stated that 90 percent dengue fever cases in the province have been reported from Lahore.

“Yesterday 160 dengue fever cases reported from Lahore,” Secretary health department Imran Sikandar said. “Presently 120 dengue patients have been admitted in hospitals in the province, 65 of them at the hospitals in Lahore,” top health official of the province said.