Karachi: A rampant increase of lethal dengue virus reported in Karachi as 324 cases surfaced in the last 24 hours while 11 people have died so far from the virus which included Hunaid Lakhani, owner of Iqra University and school system and PTI leader in Karachi.
The virus which spreads through mosquito bite, its spread has intensified in the city and the province.
As many as 388 cases reported all over the Sindh out of which a major 324 cases belong to Karachi alone.
Vector borne diseases are a common side effect of standing water. Excessive rainfall in the country has caused unprecedented flooding which has given rise to cases of dengue and malaria. Keep yourself and others informed and aware of the symptoms and treatments for both pic.twitter.com/zWg554lWKy— Health and Population Welfare Department, Sindh (@SindhHealthDpt) September 13, 2022
The most cases in the metropolis reported in the district east which is 132, 69 in the district central, 52 in the district south, 42 in the district Korangi, 13 in the district Malir, 6 in the district west and 10 in the district Kemari.
The government of Sindh has decided to establish Dengue Wards in all major public hospitals as Karachi reported 403 more cases in a day. pic.twitter.com/22tFzuflN0— Ali Trimzi (@AlySyyed) September 18, 2022
At least, 2469 cases of dengue virus reported in current month of September across the city whereas the last month, August, the number was 1265.
More than 5000 cases of the virus reported during current month in the province.
After the #PakistanFloods, diarrhea, malaria and dengue are spreading fast. @UNICEF called the situation in Sindh "beyond bleak" with many malnourished children battling disease. "Girls and boys in Pakistan are paying the price for a climate disaster not of their making." https://t.co/OikL8KZVxr— Melissa Fourie (@melissafourie) September 18, 2022
As per the statistics of the provincial health ministry, the dengue virus has claimed 11 lives across the city so far.