Johor records decline in dengue cases

JOHOR BARU: Johor recorded a decline in dengue cases with 75 cases in epidemiology week 31, compared with 93 cases in epidemiology week 30.

State health and unity committee chairman Ling Tian Soon said from the 75 cases, 22 (29.3%) were epidemic locality cases while 53 (70.7%) were non-epidemic locality cases.

“However, there was an increase in epidemiology week 31 with 1,582 cases this year compared with 1,336 cases in the corresponding period last year,’’ he said in a statement.

He said from the 1,582 reported cases, 478 (30.2%) were epidemic locality cases, while 1,104 (69.8%) non-epidemic locality cases.

Ling said there was one death reported in week 31, involving a 29-year-old woman from Jalan Meriam in Muar.

He said Johor Baru district has the highest number of cases with 52 (69.3%), followed by Kluang with seven (9.3%), Kulai with six (8%), Segamat with five (6.7%), two cases (2.7%) in Tangkak and Batu Pahat, Muar and Kota Tinggi with one case of 1.3% each.

“There were no cases recorded in Pontian and Mersing,’’ said Ling.

He said 10 dengue hotspots in Johor Baru district with the highest cases were Taman Delima, Apartment Nusa Perdana Gelang Patah, Felda Ulu Tebrau, Jalan Hang Tuah, Taman Skudai Baru and Jalan Joget, Taman Nesa.

Other locations were Taman Skudai Ria, Jalan Indah 5, Taman Bukit Indah, Jalan Putra Taman Tan Sri Yaakob, Apartment Tanjung Puteri Resort and Taman Desa.

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