As many as nine new cases of dengue were reported from city hospitals on Friday. Of them, four patients belong to Ludhiana, two are from Jalandhar, while one patient each is from Sangrur, Kapurthala and Rajasthan.
A total of 1,609 dengue cases have been confirmed from the city in 2013. Of them, 1,000 patients belong to Ludhiana, 468 dengue patients are from other districts and 141 patients are from other states. According to health department, six dengue patients have died so far in the district.
In 2012, 209 patients from Ludhiana were found positive for dengue.