546 fresh dengue infections surface

At least 9,491 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported since the start of outbreak


Our Correspondent October 24, 2021
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LAHORE:

At least 546 confirmed cases of dengue were reported across the province out of which 361 confirmed cases were reported from Lahore over the past 24 hours.

Reportedly, 47 dengue cases were reported in Rawalpindi, 18 in Sheikhupura, 16 in Gujranwala, 15 in Faisalabad. 11 in Kasur and eight in Khushab.

So far this year, 9,491 confirmed cases of dengue had been reported across the whole province while 6,294 confirmed cases of dengue had been reported in Lahore so far. Four deaths were reported from Punjab in the past 24 hours, taking the total deaths this year to 29.

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Reportedly, three of the deceased patients were from Lahore while one was from Faisalabad. A total of 2,286 patients were admitted across Punjab out of which 1,294 patients were admitted in hospitals of Lahore while 992 patients were admitted in hospitals of other cities in Punjab.

Speaking about the availability of beds for dengue patients in hospitals of Punjab, Punjab Health Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said that 4,846 beds were currently allocated for dengue in hospitals across Punjab. 

A total of 2,286 patients under treatment for dengue were allocated beds in Punjab’s hospitals. Moreover, 1,294 beds were currently occupied by dengue patients in Lahore. In the past 24 hours, 446,880 indoor locations were checked across Punjab.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 24th, 2021.

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