KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- Selangor continues to record a high number
of dengue cases, totalling 4,161 cases and 10 fatalities since January until May
12 this year, an increase of almost 50 per cent in the number of dengue cases
reported during the corresponding period last year.
Health Director-General Datuk Seri Dr Hassan Abdul Rahman said 2,770 dengue
cases with three deaths were reported in Selangor during the same period last
A total of 9,202 dengue cases, with 20 deaths, had been reported nationwide
until May 12 this year, an increase of 21 per cent from the corresponding period
last year which was 7,579 cases with 12 fatalities, he said in a statement here
He said other states also reported an increase in dengue cases this year,
with the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya recording 360 cases (59
per cent), Kelantan 221 cases (82 per cent), Kedah 134 cases (76 per cent) and
Perlis with 49 cases (181 per cent).
For the week between May 6 and 12 (19th week), Dr Hassan said a total of 393
dengue cases were reported. There was no death.
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A total of 405 cases with two deaths were reported the previous week, he
He said there were 89 localities of dengue epidemic in 16 districts
nationwide, with two of them, Quarters Kakitangan ATM at Jalan U-Thant and Taman
Mulia in Cheras, identified as dengue hotspots.
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