Dengue claims one more life in Islamabad

99 more cases reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By: News Desk      Published: 11:27 AM, 26 Oct, 2021
Dengue in Pakistan
Workers fumigate an area as a preventive measure against the disease-carrying mosquitoes in Peshawar.–AFP

As many as 91 more people were diagnosed with dengue fever in Islamabad during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections reported from the capital and its suburbs so far to 3, 83, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday. 

Similarly, one more person died from the dengue in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) during the last 24 hours while at the same time as many as 99 more cases were reported from different parts of the province during the same period.

According to the provincial health department, the number of cases of the virus reported so far stands at 5, 206, while the latest death was reported from Bannu. “With one more death, the death toll from the disease in the province has now reached seven,” the department elaborated. 

Furthermore, it added, presently there were 1, 610 positive cases in KP. “At the same time, 171 patients also recovered during the period under review, taking the total number of people recovering from the virus in the province to 3, 589,” revealed the department. 

Out of 99 fresh cases, 27 were reported from Peshawar, 10 each from Swabi and Haripur, eight from Nowshera, six from Mansehra and five from Swat. 

The health department disclosed that currently 246 dengue patients were admitted at different hospitals of the KP. “Of these, 70 are admitted at Peshawar’s Khyber Teaching Hospital alone, while 23 patients are admitted at LRH and nine at Hayatabad Medical Complex,” it added.