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KARACHI: On Thursday, the Sindh Health Authority admitted that three more people have died due to dengue complications in Karachi this month, bringing the total death toll in the city to 30.

According to city official data, 297 people in the city have tested positive for dengue in the last 24 hours. With daily deaths due to the vector-borne disease, experts at private sector hospitals estimate that the actual number of dengue-related deaths may be five times higher than official estimates.

“Three more people died of dengue fever in different medical centers last month, taking the total number of deaths in Karachi to 30. No deaths from dengue fever have been reported in any other district of Sindh so far, the health department said. The official there said this on Thursday.

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho has also questioned the veracity of government statistics on dengue infections and deaths. According to him, the health agency was not getting daily case data from many hospitals and labs and no information was available about people dying at home due to dengue complications.”

The data collection situation has improved since I warned earlier that all those labs and hospitals would be sealed, preventing them from providing data to the health department, but many are still unwilling to cooperate.

Officials from the health department and the Sindh Healthcare Commission are working to improve the data, he told reporters at a briefing at the University of Karachi. Regarding the newly discovered cases of dengue, health officials said that 402 persons have tested positive across the province. Another 297 people did so in Karachi despite contracting the mosquito-borne illness the previous day.

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