Selangor has highest number of dengue hotspots in the country

PETALING JAYA: The authorities have identified 28 dengue hotspots nationwide, with Selangor taking the lead with the highest number of cases.

The highest number of hotspots are in Selangor (19), followed by the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (six), Negri Sembilan (two) and Johor (one).

The bulk of the hotspots in Selangor are located in Hulu Langat (11 locations), followed by Petaling (eight locations).

Hotspots in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur are in the Titiwangsa, Kepong and Cheras areas.

From January to Sept 20, Malaysia recorded 75,804 dengue cases – with the bulk of the cases (50.5%) in Selangor (38,312), followed by Johor (8,986), and Federal Territories Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (8,778).

Perlis recorded the lowest number of cases (65), followed by Terengganu (328), Kedah (689), Penang (806), and Sarawak (1,351).

Until yesterday, the number of deaths linked to dengue stood at 124.

Selangor recorded the highest number of deaths (36), followed by Johor (32), Sabah (15), Negri Sembilan (eight), Pahang (seven), Federal Territories Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (seven), Melaka (six), Kelantan (six), Perak (three), Penang (two), and Sarawak (two).

According to the Health Ministry, Week 37 saw a 0.8% increase in the number of dengue cases (1,491) compared to the previous week.

The Health Ministry had warned of second wave of dengue cases from June to September, based on the trend recorded over the last five years.

“Take 10 minutes to search and destroy Aedes breeding grounds inside and outside homes,” the ministry advised the public.

The ministry also noted that 165 new dengue cases were recorded on Saturday, and the bulk of the cases were in Selangor (61) and Johor (39).

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