LAHORE    -   Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare De­partment (P&SHD) Secretary Irshad Ahmad said that 373 new dengue cases were reported in Pun­jab during the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, he said that 192 dengue cases were reported in Lahore, 101 in Rawalpindi, 22 in Gujranwala, 14 in Multan, eight in Gujrat, five in Attock, three each in Sialkot, Vehari, Hafizabad and Rahim Yar Khan, two each in Sheikhupura, Okara, Nankana Sahib and Sargodha, one each in Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Toba Tek Singh, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Jhang, Pakpattan amd Layyah.

He said that a total of 5,413 dengue virus cases had been reported so far during the current year while eight people died of the virus.The P&SHD secretary said that 969 patients were under treatment in different hospitals of the province.

The anti-dengue squad conducted surveillance at 299,780 indoor and 74, 101 outdoor places to de­tect dengue larvae.The squad killed dengue larvae at 1,622 places in the province during daily surveil­lance. The secretary urged people to adopt precau­tionary measures and keep their environment clean and dry to protect themselves from dengue.