Seven more dengue cases sprung up on Thursday.Five patients were reported to be from Ludhiana, which included, a 60-year-old man from BRS Nagar, a 50-year-old man from industrial area, a 17-year-old boy from Bhora, a 73-year-old woman from Guru Hargobind Nagar and a 16-year-old boy from Kakowal Road.
Two patients tested positive of dengue from other districts included, a 26-year-old man from Pathankot and a 52-year-old man from Kapurthala. All these patients are undergoing treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.
With these seven patients, total number of dengue positive patients reached to 163. Out this 119 were reported from Ludhiana, 38 from other districts of Punjab and six from other states.
District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said, “Any patient suspected of dengue should be reported to the nearest government hospital or dispensary.” He said the test of dengue was being done free of cost at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital. Patients could call at civil surgeon's office control room number 0161-2444193 for any query, he added.