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14 fresh cases of dengue reported

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 20: Fourteen 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 350.
According to official sources, as on today a total of 2076 patients have been tested for dengue out of which 350 cases have been found positive and reports of 1544 have been found negative while result of 182 samples are still awaited. “No death has been reported due to dengue so far”, they added.
Elaborating more, sources said that out of 350 dengue cases, maximum 297 have been reported in Jammu district followed 15 in Samba, 14 in Kathua, six each in Udhampur Doda and Rajouri districts, three in Poonch and one each in Ramban and Kishtwar districts.
They further revealed that out of these 350 dengue patients, 234 were adults (148 males and 86 females) and 116 were children (69 males and 47 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.

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