Friday, January 27, 2023

Dengue virus affects over 100 people in twin cities in 24 hours

Islamabad and Rawalpindi have reported more than 137 citizens infected with the dengue virus and six deaths over the last 24 hours, according to the latest reports.

The total number of cases reported in the capital during the current season has surged to 2,508.

Dengue Statistics of Twin Cities

According to the latest data of the twin cities of the new dengue cases reported during last 24 hours:

  • 43 cases were reported from the rural areas of the capital city
  • The number of cases reported from the urban areas of Islamabad stands at 30
  • 47 cases were tested and reported by private laboratories while 13 cases were tested and reported by the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)
  • In Rawalpindi, 270 confirmed dengue patients have been hospitalized in the medical health care facilities across the city including 72 patients in Holy Family Hospital, 78 patients in DHQ, and 120 patients in Benazir Bhutto Hospital.
  • Out of the total, 188 patients are from Rawalpindi, around 50 belong to Islamabad, two of them are from Haripur, and one each is from Bagh, Abbottabad, Rajanpur, and Mianwali.

The District Health Authority of Rawalpindi has stated that most of the patients belong to Potohar Town, Qayyumabad, Dhoke Kala Khan, Dhoke Ali Akbar, Dhoke Hassu, Hazara Colony, KhanaDak, Chakri, Chakala, Bangish Colony, and Chaman Bazar

The health authorities have put special focus on the 33 union council where most of the dengue cases were being reported.

Rain situation and weather forecast of the previous day have also urged the administration to fog the low-lying areas while people are also requested to keep their rooftops clean.

Furthermore, 2,388 FIRs are also listed for violating anti-dengue protocols.

Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Anser Ishaq said that there are fewer hospital admissions this week as compared to the previous weeks which manifests that the dengue campaign has been a successful one in its run.

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