Digital Desk, Islamabad. An increase in dengue cases has been registered in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Islamabad is facing a steady rise in dengue fever cases with 123 more patients during the last 24 hours, health officials here said on Thursday.
Islamabad District Health Officer Zaim Zia told local media that 57 patients were reported in the capital’s suburban areas and 66 in urban areas, Xinhua news agency reported. According to officials, the total number of dengue fever cases in the capital has risen to 3,206 this year, with suburbs reporting 1,881 and urban parts 1,325.
Zia told local media that during the last 24 hours, 820 residual sprays and 135 fogging operations were carried out in different parts of Islamabad. Their effort is to reduce the spread of the disease and eliminate potential breeding sites for mosquito larvae. In Rawalpindi, 75 dengue fever patients have been admitted to various hospitals in the city in the last 24 hours, local media reported. The Pakistani government is taking special measures to contain the growing wave of the disease in dengue hotspots across the country.