- Death toll of 2021 from dengue virus crosses previous year’s tally.
- From January 1 to December 1, 203 people have lost their lives to the hemorrhagic fever.
- In 2019, 95 deaths were recorded across the country.
The death toll from dengue virus this year so far, has exceeded the 2019 death toll, revealing official details.
From January 1 to December 1, 203 people lost their lives to hemorrhagic fever, more than double the number of deaths reported in 2019, when the country saw a dramatic increase in mosquito-borne flu.
In 2019, 95 deaths were recorded across the country, according to health department data, seen by Geo.tv.
Apart from the death toll, 50,761 50,761 50,761 medical cases have been recorded nationwide this year so far. A total of 22,227 cases, along with 145 deaths were recorded in the Punjab, followed by 10,468 cases and 10 deaths in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Sindh has 5,959 cases and 25 deaths so far. Islamabad recorded 5,294 cases and 22 deaths. Balochistan has not yet recorded the deaths, but 2,134 dengue cases and Azad Jammu and Kashmir have 1,679 cases and one death from the virus.
There was a rapid increase in dengue fever in 2021, after 2019. By 2020, however, only 6,016 cases were recorded nationwide while there were no fatalities.