41 more dengue cases reported in J&K

Jammu: Forty-one more cases of dengue were reported today from various districts of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of cases so far this year to 528.

A health official said that 283 people were screened today for dengue in Jammu province out of which 41 turned out to be positive. Of the 41 positive cases, 30 cases were reported alone from Jammu district while 7 cases were reported from Kathua, 2 from Udhampur and 1 each from Poonch and Doda districts. The positive patients include 39 adults and 2 children, he added.

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He said maximum 388 cases reported so far are from Jammu district followed by Kathua district with 53 cases and Samba 42 cases. “There were 10 cases in Rajouri, 8 in Reasi, 7 each from Udhampur and Poonch, 5 in Doda, one in Kishtwar, four in Kashmir and three from other parts of the country,” the official said.

The official further informed that a total of 152 dengue patients have been admitted to the hospitals and of these, 116 have been discharged and 32 patients are undergoing treatment.

“The dengue cases are rising with each day,” the official said, and advised that citizens should ensure no stagnation of water in and around their houses as mosquitoes responsible for dengue breed in stagnant water. He said that water filled utensils and tanks should be kept covered and the cooler should be empty two times in a week.