Dengue claims six more lives in Punjab, bringing total death toll to 75


LAHORE: 09, NOVEMBER, 2021: Dengue continues to rise in parts of country as 637 another cases surfaced during last 24 hours and claimed six lives in Punjab.
According to details, 456 cases of dengue were reported in Punjab, 136 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 45 in Federal Capital during last 24 hours. 75 people have lost their lives to the virus in Punjab and 9 in KP.
Sources further informed that, total tally of cases in Punjab has reached 19,021, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 8,393 and Islamabad 2,399.
Delay in fumigation by the administration resulted in an upsurge in dengue patients this season, the sources said.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in all regions in recent years.
Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and unplanned rapid urbanization. (04)

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