LAHORE, Oct 31: The dengue virus claimed lives of four more people in the city hospitals bringing the death toll to 314 on Monday.

Muhammad Ramazan died at Services Hospital while Waqas of Manga Mandi and Shamim Bibi, 40, died at Jinnah Hospital of dengue fever complications.

Another patient, Jamshed Ali, of Manga Mandi, died at a private health facility on Ferozepur Road.

The health department also confirmed four more dengue-related deaths in the city during the last 24 hours.

It said so far 298 people have died of the ailment all over the province, including 261 in Lahore.

According to the health department report, some 87 new patients were tested positive for the virus in Punjab, including 49 in Lahore, during the last 24 hours showing a considerable decrease in the number of cases.

The report said total number of dengue patients has risen to 19,975 all over the province, including 16,814 in Lahore.

At present, the report said, 777 dengue patients are under treatment in various hospitals of the province. Of these, 559 are admitted to the public and private health facilities of the provincial capital. — Staff Reporter

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