A 15-year-old girl died of suspected dengue in SAS Nagar on Wednesday. The total number of dengue fatalities in the tricity till now are seven.
“We have received information about a death owing to dengue symptoms. While it is yet to be confirmed, there have been six deaths before this,” said Ranjit Guru, civil surgeon, SAS Nagar.
The girl died at IVY Hospital, where she had been referred from Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, two days ago.
The total dengue cases in the district have gone to 869, with 44 new cases on Wednesday. In the district, 38 people from SAS Nagar, two from Kharar and one from Zirakpur, were tested positive for dengue on Wednesday.
Figure going up in UT
Chandigarh: As many as 45 cases of dengue have been reported over the past two days taking the figure this year to 319. Four new cases of chikungunya were also reported, taking the number to 35. A UT health department spokesman said a surveillance drive was carried out at a colony in Dhanas where six challans were issued to the repeated defaulters for maintaining mosquito-genic conditions. So far, 46 challans, 50 show-cause notices and 3,294 notices have been issued by the department in the city. The official said daily fumigation is being carried out along with strengthening of field activities, including mass awareness and checking of mosquito breeding.
Free dengue testing facility is available at department of virology, PGIMER Chandigarh; department of microbiology, GMCH-32, GMSH-16 and district priority lab (IDSP) at Civil Hospital, Manimajra.
Panchkula count lowest
Panchkula: The dengue cases rose to 106 on Wednesday from 99 on Tuesday. Till Monday, there were 93 cases and on Sunday there were 88 cases. In addition, there are 7 chikungunya cases. In 2015, there were 194 patients and in 2014, no case of the mosquito-borne disease was reported.
You can report stagnant water in Panchkula to the MC at 0172-2583794 and 0172-2583695.