Dengue cases dropped slightly

The number of dengue cases has dropped to 2,989 cases for the week July 13 to 19 compared to 3,142 cases the week earlier.

However, the number of deaths rose from two cases to seven for the same period.

With the latest reported cases, the total number has soared to 54,976 cases from January to July 27, three-and-a-half times more than the number during the same period last year – 15,400 cases.

The Health Ministry’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre, which updated the figures, revealed that there were 101 deaths compared with 31 the same period last year.

Selangor still has the highest number of cases for this year as of July with 29,972 cases, compared with 6,842 cases last year.

It is followed by Kelantan with 5,156 cases compared with 772 last year.

The other states with high dengue numbers are Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya with 4,504 cases, Perak with 3,307 cases and Johor with 3,127 cases.

/theSTAR 02-08-2014
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