36 fresh dengue cases take Patiala district count to 500

25 reported from Urban Estate area alone

36 fresh dengue cases take Patiala district count to 500

With 36 new cases, the dengue count in the district touched the 500 mark today. This is the highest number of cases reported in a day since 2018. - File photo

Patiala, October 26

With 36 new cases, the dengue count in the district touched the 500 mark today. This is the highest number of cases reported in a day since 2018.

Of the 36 cases, 22 were reported from urban areas, 11 from rural and three from other districts.

Data from the Health Department reveals that Patiala had 2,334 cases in 2018. However, cases drastically dropped in the following year with only 271 cases. The number of cases reported in 2020 was 307.

This year, the count stands at 500 so far. Meanwhile, the Health Department has identified hotspots in the city. They include Urban Estate, Tafazalpura, Factory area, Guru Nanak Nagar, Bharat Nagar and Ekta Nagar.

Health officials said 25 dengue cases had been reported from the Urban Estate area alone.

Patiala Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans held a meeting with the Health Department and ordered them to give extra focus on the hotspots to curb the spread of dengue. The DC also asked the Municipal Corporation to conduct fogging in the hotspot areas.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Prince Sodhi said that the MC would conduct fogging in high-risk areas twice a day with hand-held fogging machines. Besides, people should start wearing full-sleeve clothes and use mosquito repellents, he added. — TNS

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