ISLAMABAD, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- An additional 832 dengue fever cases were reported in different areas of Pakistan in the past 24 hours, health authorities said on Saturday.
The cases were detected in the Asian country's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and eastern Punjab provinces along with the federal capital Islamabad.
In Islamabad 118 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, including 79 recorded in the suburbs, bringing the city's total tally to 2,721, Islamabad District Health Officer Zaeem Zia told local media.
In the cited period, 168 more dengue cases were detected in the KP province, taking the total number of infections to 4,672 in the province, local media said.
Five people have died from the disease in the province and 214 patients are currently hospitalized.
Meanwhile, 546 more dengue cases were recorded in Punjab province, a health official told local media, adding that 361 of them were found in the provincial capital Lahore.
According to the official data, the total number of dengue cases across the province have risen to 9,491, with 6,294 of them reported in Lahore alone.
The Pakistani government is taking special measures at the dengue hotspots in order to curb the spread of the disease. Enditem