Dengue Cases on Rise in Jammu; Toll reaches 88

JAMMU: The total number of Dengue cases in Jammu region has reached to 88 with maximum number of 77 people affected with this vector-borne disease only in Jammu district. According to official sources as on today, a total of 778 patients were tested for Dengue out of which 88 cases were found to be positive and reports of 450 were found negative while result of 240 samples are still awaited.

“No death has been reported due to Dengue so far”, they added. Elaborating more, sources said that out of 88 Dengue cases, maximum 77 have been reported in Jammu district, two each in Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Udhampur districts and one each in Poonch, Kishtwar and Doda districts. They further revealed that out of these 88 dengue patients, 63 were adults (37 males and 26 females) and 25 were children (13 males and 12 females).

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