More down with HFMD


  • Nation
  • Monday, 31 Jul 2006

KUCHING: The state of Sarawak recorded 39 new cases of hand, foot and mouth (HFMD) disease yesterday. 

This represents a further drop in cases recorded under the second wave of the outbreak, compared with 47 on Saturday and a high of 92 on Tuesday. 

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam said of the 39 new cases, 13 were reported in the Kuching Division, nine in the Miri Division and seven in the Sibu Division. 

The cumulative figure has risen to 12,858 cases statewide.  

Seven children were admitted to hospital yesterday, bringing the number of children still warded to 28.  

There are no critically ill cases.  

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