Miri records 56 new dengue cases in three weeks


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  • Saturday, 21 Dec 2019

A view of the Pujut Corner squatter colony in Miri.

MIRI: There has been a surge in the number of dengue cases here due to the ongoing rainy season.

There are 56 new confirmed dengue infection cases during the past three weeks, said the Miri City Council.

"From Dec 1 until now, the 56 new dengue cases have been recorded in densely-populated housing estates.

"The areas are Taman Tunku (residential and commercial estate), Pujut Corner (squatter colony), Permyjaya, Lutong (both are housing and commercial centres) and Tudan (squatter resettlement schemes).

"The Tudan flats (low-cost flats) is also a dengue hotspot," the council said in a press statement on Saturday (Dec 21).

There have been more than 300 confirmed dengue cases so far this year.

The city council and health authorities are using fogging to destroy mosquitoes, together with clean-up campaigns to get rid of rubbish and clogged drains.

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