KARACHI: One more patient lost the battle of life against Dengue in Karachi on Tuesday raising the death toll of lives lost due to the virus this year in the city to three.
A Sindh Health department report released last week revealed 95% of Dengue cases reported in the country were from Karachi. The report issued on Thursday confirmed 51 cases of Dengue were reported in the first 10 days of June alone.
According to the report, out of 457 cases reported in Pakistan this year, 451 were reported from Sindh, of which 438 were reported from Karachi.
With an average of 20 new cases being reported each week from Karachi, the number of patients could spike further with the advent of the monsoon rains.
The year’s first dengue-related death occurred in Karachi when 10-year-old resident of Orangi Town on the 23rd of May 2015.