The number of deaths caused by dengue in Karachi reached four in the current year after provincial health officials said on Saturday another 11-year-old boy died on Wednesday last due to complications arising out of the potentially deadly disease.
Khadim Hussain, a resident of the Patel Para area, was admitted to the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) on November 22, with a high-grade fever, and died on December 4.
On the same day, another 11-year-old child Samander Khan died at the AKUH due to the mosquito-borne disease, said officials. Two women, including a 20-year-old woman Farzana and a 78-year-old woman Najam-un-Nisa, had died of the virus early this year, officials said. Five more patients tested positive on Saturday while 10 were confirmed on Friday.