LAHORE: At least 325 fresh dengue cases have emerged in the 24-hour tally on Wednesday across Punjab. 1,303 patients are already receiving treatment for the mosquito-borne infection. Today,Lahore has 658 cases admitted in hospitals seeking medical help against dengue. The health secretary of Punjab has confirmed that in the ongoing year alone, there have been 4,876 dengue cases out of which 3,666 were from Lahore only. Separately today in a worrying development, as every day there are new and increasing numbers of dengue cases nationwide, collectively the twin cities reporting 156 fresh cases in the past 24-hour period on Wednesday. In the past 24-hour period ending today, at least 95 cases were reported to have emerged in Rawalpindi alone. It took the city tally to 695 since the past outbreak of epidemic-like spread. Separately in Islamabad, during the same period, at least 61 fresh dengue cases emerged. The rising number is resulting in the growing scare of mosquito-borne disease.