LAHORE: Dengue claimed three more lives as the death toll climbed to 127 in the city and 139 in the Punjab, Geo News reported Sunday.
The total number of cases is more than 12,000 in the province out of which 11,243 cases are in Lahore.
According to details obtained through independent sources, out of the three deaths reported in the city, a 65-year-old Khursheed, a resident of Sanda Road, died due to dengue fever in Ganga Raam Hospital. Saleem, 23, resident of GOR-2 and another patient of the killer disease lost their lives in the city taking the death toll to 127 in provincial capital only, the worst affected.
According to Health Department’s report released on Saturday, the total number of dengue patients reported in Punjab from January 2011 to date has reached 12,846 out of which over 11,243 were diagnosed in Lahore alone. As many as 467 new dengue fever cases have been found in Punjab, out of which at least 339 fresh cases have been reported in Lahore during the last 24 hours.
At present 1,649 dengue patients were under treatment in different hospital of Punjab out of which 1,366 were admitted in different hospitals of Lahore. Besides, as many as 12,379 dengue patients have been cured and discharged from the hospitals so far.