16 fresh cases of dengue reported

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 26: Sixteen more dengue cases were reported today in Jammu region, taking the number of people affected with this vector-borne disease so far this season to 145.
According to official sources as on today, a total of 1048 patients were tested for dengue out of which 145 cases were found to be positive and reports of 643 were found negative while result of 260 samples are still awaited. “No death has been reported due to dengue so far”, they added.
Elaborating more, sources said that out of 145 dengue cases, maximum 132 have been reported in Jammu district, three in Rajouri district, two each in Samba, Kathua, Doda and Udhampur districts while one each has been reported in Poonch and Kishtwar districts.
They further revealed that out of these 145 dengue patients, 106 were adults (61 males and 45 females) and 39 were children (22 males and 17 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 home after successful treatment in various hospitals”, they added.