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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dengue death toll reaches 242 in Punjab

Via The Express Tribune :

" Dengue claimed three more lives on Tuesday as the death toll due to the virus climbed to 242 in Punjab out of which 227 patients are from Lahore.

Two people succumbed to the virus at the Services Hospital, while one patient died at the Mayo hospital in Lahore today.

208 new cases of dengue have been diagnosed in Punjab out of which 165 are from Lahore alone.

With the sharp increase in new cases, the number of patients across the province has risen to nearly 17,400. Of these 15,000 people are from Lahore.

The Punjab Health Department claims 1,200 dengue patients are being treated at various hospitals in Lahore.

About 17,000 patients have been discharged from hospitals so far."

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