Dengue claims 11 more

LAHORE/KARACHI – Another 11 people died of dengue virus in Lahore and Karachi on Monday amid the government’s claims that the dengue virus was declining. Two of Monday’s deaths came in Karachi, taking the dengue death toll in the port city to seven. In Punjab, the dengue virus has so far claimed 152 lives, 139 of which have occurred in Lahore.
On Monday, Safdar Khan, 42, died at Mayo Hospital, while Arsalan, 14, Farhat, 35, Zuberia, 27 and Rafaqat, 60, passed away at Services Hospital, while Shakeela, 26, died at Ganga Ram Hospital. Hafeezan Bibi, 80, Ismaeel, 50, and Ali Raza died of dengue fever at Jinnah Hospital. The number of new dengue cases also continued to rise and 325 patients were tested positive for the virus, 258 in Lahore alone.
Currently, 1,573 patients are under treatment for the disease across Punjab. Meanwhile in Karachi, a teenager and a woman died of dengue virus at Karachi Civil Hospital. Despite clear directives from the Sindh government, the Sindh Dengue Surveillance Cell has been concealing the number of deaths and positive cases reported in the province

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