ISLAMABAD: One more patient of dengue fever died in the capital, while 14 people contracted it in Islamabad and Rawalpindi districts on Friday.

District Health Officer Dr Zaeem Zia said the deceased was a resident of E-7 and died in a private hospital. The death toll of dengue fever cases in the capital during the current season has now reached 21, he added.

During the last 24 hours, four cases were reported from rural areas and three from urban areas, Dr Zia said, adding one patient each was admitted at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and Holy Family Hospital (HFH) while the remaining four at different private hospitals.

Two cases were reported from Tarnol and one each from Koral and Bhara Kahu, he added.

Furthermore, according to data of the District Health Authority Rawalpindi, three new patients arrived in HFH, one in BBH and three in District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2021

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