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Weekly dengue cases up 1.3%

Two deaths due to dengue fever complications were reported from Nov 6 to 12.

Bernama
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Volunteers carry out fogging activities to prevent Aedes mosquitoes from breeding at a low-cost flat in Kuala Lumpur, in this file picture.
Volunteers carry out fogging activities to prevent Aedes mosquitoes from breeding at a low-cost flat in Kuala Lumpur, in this file picture.

The number of dengue fever cases in the 45th epidemiology week (ME45/22) from Nov 6 to 12 increased by 22 or 1.3% to 1,715 compared to 1,693 in the previous week.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement today, said two deaths due to dengue fever complications were reported during the week.

"The cumulative number of dengue fever cases reported so far is 52,977 compared to 22,581 for the corresponding period in 2021, an increase of 30,396 cases (134.6%)," he said.

A total of 37 deaths due to dengue complications were also reported compared to 18 deaths during the corresponding period in 2021, an increase of 19.

Noor Hisham said the number of hotspot localities reported in ME45/22 also increased to 68 compared to 50 during the previous week.

Of these, 38 localities were in Selangor, followed by Sabah (18), Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (10) and Perak and Sarawak (one each).

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