JAMMU: Eleven fresh dengue cases were reported today in Jammu region, taking the number of people affected with this vector-borne disease so far this season to 156.
According to official sources, as on today a total of 1131 patients have been tested for dengue out of which 156 cases have been found positive and reports of 657 have been found negative while result of 318 samples are still awaited. “No death has been reported due to dengue so far”, they added.
Elaborating more, sources said that out of 156 dengue cases, maximum 140 have been reported in Jammu District, four in Doda District, three each in Rajouri and Udhampur districts, two each in Samba and Kathua while one each has been reported in Poonch and Kishtwar Districts.
They further revealed that out of these 156 dengue patients, 112 were adults (67 males and 45 females) and 44 were children (24 males and 20 females).
“So far dengue has not claimed any life in Jammu region and most of the patients affected with the disease have returned to their home after successful treatment in various hospitals”, they added.