314% rise in dengue cases, says ministry

THE number of dengue cases tripled this year, with 23,633 cases reported as of March 23, said Deputy Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Halimah Mohd Sadique.

“This represents a 314% rise or an increase of 17,917 cases over the 5,716 cases recorded for the same period last year,” she said in reply to Datuk Koh Nai Kwong (BN-Alor Gajah).

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