LAHORE: A 26-year-old patient suffering from dengue breathed his last on Friday, becoming the first person to have died from the virus this year in Lahore.
Awais was among the 44 patients in Lahore who have been diagnosed with the dengue virus, which has now infected hundreds of people across the country.
The total number of dengue infected patients now stands at 386 in Punjab alone.
Awais was a resident of Shalimar town in Lahore where several patients have been diagnosed with the virus.
Mass awareness campaigns were launched via print and electronic media last month. Government departments and educational institutes had organised several seminars and walks to raise awareness as well.