254 new cases of dengue virus were reported in Karachi as the provincial capital remained in grip of the mosquito-borne disease.

According to the provincial health department, the majority number of cases in Karachi have been reported in district Korangi, where 112 patients have been infected by the virus during the past 24 hours.

District East reported 34 cases, Central 53, Malir 20, South 10, Keamari 7 and District West reported 15 cases.

A total of 5,425 cases of dengue fever cases were reported in Karachi this month.