SEREMBAN: Dengue cases in Negri Sembilan have fallen by almost 80% this year compared to the same period last year, says state health committee chairman S. Veerapan.
He said 369 cases were reported as of July 24 compared to 1,739 cases during the same period last year.
"Also, there has only been one dengue-related death reported this year as against seven during the same period in 2020," he said in a statement Thursday (July 29).
Seremban recorded the highest number of dengue cases with 296 cases, followed by Jempol (17), Port Dickson (16), Jelebu and Rembau (12 each) and Kuala Pilah (four).
"The health authorities will continue with their efforts to destroy potential Aedes breeding grounds and carry out fogging," he added.
Veerapan urged the public to keep their homes clean and conduct weekly checks to destroy potential Aedes breeding grounds.
"The public should spend at least 10 minutes every week to rid their homes of potential Aedes breeding grounds.
"You can also spray insecticide inside your homes and in places where the mosquitoes will hide, such as under the tables, beds, behind cupboards and in storerooms," he added.
He also said since Negri Sembilan was still in phase one of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), the people should continue to strictly adhere to Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) such as observing physical distancing, wearing face masks and regularly washing their hands.