LAHORE   -   About 148 new cases of dengue virus have been reported in Punjab on Saturday. According to health department sources, a total of 2181 cases of dengue virus have been reported so far during the current year while 4 people died of the virus and 470 patients are under treatment in different hospitals of the province. The Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department reported 61 cases of dengue in Rawalpindi, 56 in Lahore, 08 in Gujranwala, 03 in Multan, 02 in Okara, 02 in Muzaf­fargarh, 01 in Vehari, 02 in Faisalabad, 05 in Nan­kana Sahib, 01 in Hafizabad, 01 in Rahimyar Khan, 01 in Mianwali, 01 in Chiniot, 01 in Bhakkar, 01 in Rajanpur, 01 in Sargodha and 01 case of dengue were reported in Khushab during the last 24 hours. All suspected cases of dengue have been kept in surveillance and their tests are being conducted. Anti-dengue squad under the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) de­stroyed dengue larvae at 2420 places in the prov­ince during continuous daily based surveillance.