ISLAMABAD: Another dengue patient lost his life in the capital while 34 new cases surfaced in the twin cities on Wednesday.

District Health Officer (DHO) Islamabad Dr Zaeem Zia said the victim was a resident of Tarnol and was admitted to Holy Family Hospital.

He said six cases were reported from the rural areas and four from urban localities, he added.

Three patients each were admitted to Holy Family and Benazir Bhutto Hospital, two were under treatment in Pims while two others were admitted to private hospitals, the DHO said, adding that one case each was reported from Tarlai, Tarnol, Alipur, Sohan, Kirpa and Chirrah.

The death toll in the capital from dengue during the current season has reached 20, Dr Zia said, adding that 14 were the residents of the rural areas.

Meanwhile, 24 people in the garrison city contracteddenguevirus on Wednesday, taking the tally in the city to 3,709.

According to the data of the District Health Authority, three new patients arrived in Holy Family Hospital, 14 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital and three in District Headquarters Hospital.

According to the data, seven patients were in critical condition.

He said at present, 69 patients were being treated in the three government-run hospitals out of whom 47 were confirmed patients.

Published in Dawn, November 25th, 2021

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