Dengue cases on the rise in Jammu

13 die, 6048 infected; fogging intensified in Jammu City
Jammu Municipal Corporation workers fumigate the streets to prevent the spread of the Dengue cases, in Jammu
Jammu Municipal Corporation workers fumigate the streets to prevent the spread of the Dengue cases, in JammuFile: ANI

Jammu: At least 13 persons have died of dengue in the Jammu region including a person who died at DMC Ludhiana while the number of infected people in the region mounted to 6048.

“A resident of Rajouri was referred to DMC Ludhiana for specialised treatment but could not survive,” an official said. “Two other patients infected with dengue have died in GMC Jammu. So far, 13 people have died of dengue.”

The officials said: “Though the admissions in the hospitals had declined, at least 31 fresh dengue-infected people were admitted in the hospitals across Jammu region and the total number of admitted patients is 90.”

They said that GMC Jammu had 28 admissions, SMGS Hospital Shalamar had 48 suspected cases, mostly children, Government Gandhi Nagar hospital had seven cases, and Government Sarwal Hospital had four cases.

The officials said that the admissions of dengue-infected cases had also been reported from Udhampur, Kathua, and Rajouri. According to official data, 140 dengue cases were reported in the Jammu region on November 5, 2022, including 67 from the Jammu district followed by 41 cases from the Udhampur district.

Of the 140 dengue cases, 28 are children and 112 adults including 49 women.

On November 3, 2022, 159 dengue cases were reported and the next day the cases declined to 147. Today’s figures also indicate that the dengue spread has slowed.

Meanwhile, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has intensified fogging drive in populated areas where dengue cases have been detected.

“The special drive was launched from MA Stadium and fogging was done in Rehari, Paloura, Janipur, Sarwal, Rajpura, Subhash Nagar, New Plot, Roopnagar, Talab Tillo, Bakshi Nagar, Muthi, Gandhi Nagar, and Channi Himmat,” an official said. “The drive is being done in coordination with the Anti-Malaria Wing of Jammu.”

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