Punjab witnesses decline in dengue cases


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LAHORE: Punjab experienced a reduction in dengue cases, with only 39 new instances reported on Wednesday, according to the latest data from the Health Department.

This year, a total of 14,931 confirmed dengue cases have been recorded across 36 districts in Punjab. Despite the decline, Lahore remains at the forefront with 6,883 cases, followed by Rawalpindi with 2,651, Gujranwala with 1,575, Multan with 1,435, and Faisalabad with 899 cases. Continuing the struggle against the fever, Lahore reported an additional 27 cases, Rawalpindi one, Multan five, and Faisalabad four new cases. Additionally, Sheikhupura and Bahawalpur each reported one case of dengue in the last 24 hours.

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Currently, 41 dengue patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals across Punjab, with 25 of them in Lahore district hospitals. Punjab Health Secretary Ali Jaan Khan issued a heartfelt plea to citizens, urging them to maintain clean and dry surroundings as a preventive measure against dengue fever.

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