PESHAWAR, 8 October: Three more patients, including two women, died of dengue fever in Peshawar on Saturday after which the death toll from the disease in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has mounted to 48.

According to the Health Department, the three people died at Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH). A woman, Sangeena, 27, belonged to Tehkal. She was admitted to KTH on 6 October. The second patient, also a woman, belonged to Tehkal. She was 60-year old. She was admitted to KTH on 20 September. The third patient was Jan Muhammad, 80, who hailed from Nawa Killay village.

On Saturday, 1,610 patients were taken to different hospitals of the province among which 336 were tested positive. Out of them, 102 patients were admitted to hospitals. Presently, 324 dengue patients are receiving treatment in different hospitals.