Ludhiana district sees dengue spurt, falls under high-burden category

Confirmed cases 7th highest, deaths 2nd highest in the state

Ludhiana district sees dengue spurt, falls under high-burden category

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 22

The government has confirmed that Ludhiana district continues to see spurt in dengue cases and has fallen under the high burden category in the state. The confirmed positive cases of dreaded fever were seventh highest while dengue deaths in Ludhiana were second highest in the state, official figures have revealed.

The data of progressive dengue cases this season, compiled by the Health and Family Welfare Department showed that Ludhiana district reported 631 confirmed and 2,161 suspected cases of the dreaded vector-borne disease till Friday, seventh highest in the state while four dengue deaths have been reported in the district so far, second highest in the state.

On Friday, 51 fresh cases and another dengue death was recorded in the district. However, this season’s tally was still lower than last year when 897 dengue cases were reported in the district till October 22.

Of the total patients reported this season, 166 were still hospitalised, including 163 in various private and three in government hospitals, while 465 had already been discharged after being they recovered. The state has reported 11,129 confirmed and 29,307 suspected dengue cases till Thursday while 34 such patients have already succumbed to the disease so far.

While Mohali continues to be the worst-hit district with the highest number of 1,835 confirmed and 3,856 suspected dengue cases and a whopping 20 deaths due to the dreaded disease till October 21, Moga remained the safest district with the lowest 25 confirmed and 300 suspected cases and no death due to dengue so far.

Among other districts, Amritsar reported 1,242 confirmed, 2,369 suspected cases and no dengue death, Barnala 58 confirmed, 507 suspected cases and no death, Bathinda 1,570 confirmed, 3,033 suspected cases and one death, Faridkot 188 confirmed, 937 suspected cases and two deaths, Fatehgarh Sahib 77 confirmed, 299 suspected cases and no death, Fazilka 80 confirmed, 338 suspected cases and no death, Ferozepur 64 confirmed, 851 suspected cases and no death, Gurdaspur 316 confirmed, 633 suspected cases and no death, Hoshiarpur 1,204 confirmed, 3,560 suspected cases and no death, Jalandhar 152 confirmed, 380 suspected cases and two deaths, Kapurthala 432 confirmed, 1,184 suspected cases and no death, Mansa 39 confirmed, 284 suspected cases and no death, Pathankot 1,120 confirmed, 2,270 suspected cases and no death, Patiala 255 confirmed, 1,498 suspected cases and one death, Ropar 339 confirmed, 955 suspected cases and two deaths, Nawanshahr 218 confirmed, 784 suspected cases and one death, Sangrur 172 confirmed, 721 suspected cases and no death, Muktsar 967 confirmed, 1,478 suspected cases and two deaths, and Tarn Taran recorded 196 confirmed, 656 suspected cases and no death due to dengue till October 21.

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