At least 159 new cases of dengue fever have been reported from east Pakistan’s Punjab province during the last 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday evening.
According to officials from the Ministry of Health in Punjab, the new cases surfaced in various parts of the province, increasing the overall tally to 3,849 since the start of this year.
Lahore, the capital of Punjab, remained the hardest-hit city with 1,511 cases, followed by districts of Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad, and Gujranwala, with 1004, 492, 198, and 166 cases, respectively.
Currently, 151 dengue patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals across the province, with 49 of them in Lahore, while over 90 people are under treatment in Punjab’s Rawalpindi, according to the officials.
The government has launched an anti-dengue campaign in the province by increasing awareness among the masses, sealing buildings and premises, imposing fines, and registering cases for violation of anti-dengue advisories.