JAMMU, Oct 11: Twelve fresh cases of dengue were reported today in Jammu region, taking the number of people affected with this vector-borne disease so far this season to 299.
According to official sources, as on today a total of 1432 patients have been tested for dengue out of which 299 cases have been found positive and reports of 946 have been found negative while result of 187 samples are still awaited. “No death has been reported due to dengue so far”, they added.
Elaborating more, sources said that out of 299 dengue cases, maximum 263 have been reported in Jammu district followed by eleven in Samba, six each in Kathua and Udhampur districts, five each in Doda and Rajouri districts and one each in Poonch and Kishtwar districts.
They further revealed that out of these 299 dengue patients, 203 were adults (131 males and 72 females) and 96 were children (58 males and 38 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 homes after successful treatment in various hospitals”, they added.