LAHORE: The number of dengue cases continued to surge in Punjab as 223 dengue hemorrhagic fever cases reported in the province during the last 24 hours.
Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab, Imran Sikandar has stated that out of 223 cases 167 dengue fever infections in the province have been reported from Lahore.
35 cases have been reported from Rawalpindi, four in Kasur, and three cases have been reported from Narowal. Punjab has reported 1,659 dengue cases in the current ongoing year so far.
The Secretary health Punjab has advised the masses to keep themself safe from the dengue virus in the monsoon season and ensure draining out of the accumulated rainwater from their areas.
Delay in fumigation by the administration resulted in an upsurge in dengue patients this season, the sources said.