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Dengue case toll reaches 50,000 in Pakistan

KARACHI: According to recent statistics, around 53,732 dengue fever cases were reported all over Pakistan since the start of 2019. Amongst these, 16,586 were presented in Sindh, 13,294 in Islamabad, 10, 117 in Punjab, 7,082 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,474 in Baluchistan, 1,690 in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, 794 in KP Tribal Districts, and 695 in other areas.

As many as 53,732 dengue viral fever cases had been detected across Pakistan since the start of the year. The reported death toll from this mosquito-borne disease has reached 95 people.

No dengue fever case had been reported from Gilgit Baltistan to date.

Dengue fever had claimed 95 lives this year so far out of which 46 were registered in Sindh, 23 in Punjab, 22 in Islamabad, three in Baluchistan, and one in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, respectively.

In Sindh, 46 people succumbed to the ailment, out of which 44 hailed from Karachi and one each from Hyderabad and Ghotki, respectively.

Picture courtesy: National Environment Agency

December 23, 2019

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