Death toll rose to 169, dengue fever's 461 new cases report in Punjab

 Dengue fever has resulted in the death of ten more people in Lahore, taking the death toll in Punjab to 187 and 169 in Lahore, Express News 24/7 reported Friday. Five people gave in to the virus at Mayo Hospital, two died a Services Hospital and one each at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and Sheikh Zayed Hospital.
President of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Youth Wing Rana Mubashir lost his life at a private hospital.
In the last 24 hours, 608 new cases were reported in Punjab, out of which, 461 cases were reported from Lahore.
The count of dengue patients in Punjab has now crossed 14,600 with 12,600 from Lahore.
CM Punjab announces plan to counter dengue
In an attempt to curb the menace, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that a plan to counter dengue in the winter has been created.
He said this while addressing a meeting in Lahore. Sharif said that a long term policy is also being chalked out to avoid the outbreak of the fever in the future.

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