Over 35 dengue patients surface

Published November 21, 2021
Schoolchildern use water colours to paint designs during the Pak-Turk Maarif Art and Craft Festival in H-8 on Saturday. — White Star
Schoolchildern use water colours to paint designs during the Pak-Turk Maarif Art and Craft Festival in H-8 on Saturday. — White Star

ISLAMABAD: A total of 38 dengue patients surfaced in the federal capital and Rawalpindi on Saturday.

In Islamabad, 26 people were found suffering from dengue fever.

District Health Officer (DHO) Islamabad Dr Zaeem Zia said 18 cases were reported from the urban areas and eight were found in the rural areas during the last 24 hours.

The tally of dengue fever cases in the capital has reached 4,509 during the current season, Dr Zia said.

In Rawalpindi, meanwhile, 12 confirmed dengue patients landed in the three government-run hospitals on Saturday.

According to District Health Authority data, a total of 130 suspected patients arrived in the filter clinic of Holy Family Hospital while 12 tested positive for dengue virus in the last 24 hours.

At present, 95 patients were admitted to the three hospitals out of whom 65 were confirmed cases.

Published in Dawn, November 21st, 2021

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