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Dengue death toll in Karachi rises to 24

Disease has claimed four new victims

Reporting | - Posted: Oct 30, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
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Posted: Oct 30, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Dengue death toll in Karachi rises to 24

Pic26-054 KARACHI: Aug26 – A worker is busy spraying due to massive outbreak of mosquitoes and fleas on Sarwar Shaheed Road in Saddar area organized by Al-Khidmat in provincial capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Anwar Abbas

Four people died of dengue at Karachi’s Ziauddin Hospital on Tuesday night. The death toll has now reached 24 this year. 

Two of them died at the Clifton campus, while the other two passed away at the North Nazimabad campus.

The deceased were identified as 82-year-old Sarfraz Hussain from Defence, 35-year-old Afshan Asif from Gulbahar, 57-year-old Gulnar Begum from Nazimabad and 50-year-old Saeeda from North Karachi, a spokesperson of the hospital confirmed to SAMAA Digital.

In Sindh, the total number of dengue cases has reached 8,707. Twenty people have died of the disease in the city this year, according to the dengue control cell. However, officials believe the numbers are likely much higher.

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