There has been an increase in the number of dengue cases recorded in the city of Islamabad, which is the federal capital of Pakistan. In the past 24 hours, there have been 68 new infections reported in the city.
The District Health Officer of Islamabad said that there were 68 new dengue cases reported in the city the previous day, bringing the total number of dengue illnesses reported throughout this season to 1,991.
This year, the Dengue Health Office reports that the disease has claimed the lives of six persons. In the past twenty-four hours, there had been no documented cases of fatalities.
In a single day, there were two hundred and nineteen newly recorded cases of dengue fever in Karachi.
Thousands of people across the country have contracted the dengue virus as a direct result of the recent floods that were caused by the monsoon season’s torrential rainfall.
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Since the middle of June, Pakistan has been experiencing some of the worst floodings in a decade, which has resulted in over 33 million people being forced to leave their homes. The National Disaster Management Authority estimates that more than 1,500 individuals have lost their lives and over 12,800 have been injured as a result of the disaster.