Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa see uptick in dengue cases

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09th Oct, 2021. 04:21 pm
Amid Pandemic, Dengue cases bite country


ISLAMABAD: As the country battles the coronavirus pandemic, dengue fever has also returned to haunt the country. 

Data issued from the health department showed that in the last 24 hours, 98 new dengue cases have been reported in the federal capital. At least five people have also died from the vector-borne disease, data showed.

The new cases mean that there are 1,030 patients are being treated for the dengue virus in the federal capital. Out of those, 698 have been reported from the rural area and 332 from urban areas.

KP reports 304 new cases

On the other hand, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department shared that as many as 304 new dengue cases were reported in the province in the last 24 hours.

The new cases take the total number of dengue patients in the province to 2,456 out of which 247 are being treated in hospitals. 

During the last 24 hours, 93 people were diagnosed with dengue in Peshawar taking the total tally of dengue cases in the provincial capital to 666. Meanwhile, 27 new cases were reported in Mardan, eight in Swabi, 134 in Haripur.

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