4,649 dengue cases, 7 deaths reported in JK this year so far: Official

A healthcare worker designated for COVID testing outside hospital in Kashmir [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

3,784 cases from Jammu district alone

Srinagar: At least 3,784 dengue cases and seven deaths have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir this year so far with six from the Kashmir division.

A top health official said that around 15,003 tests have been conducted so far and 4,649 have tested positive.

Of 4,649 cases 90percent of cases which is 3,784 cases are from the Jammu district only.

They added that cases include 154 from Samba, 64 from Kathua, 320 from Udhampur, 83 from Reasi, 47 from Rajouri, 22 from Poonch, 116 from Doda, 29 from Ramban, 13 from Kishtwar and six from Kashmir besides that 12 from other states. Also, seven people have died.

As per the data, today 37 dengue cases in two children and 35 adults were reported in JK.

According to official data, the highest number of 1,837 cases was reported in 2013 but this year, the figure has surpassed the previous one (KNO)


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