More dengue cases recorded in Johor last week

JOHOR BARU: Johor recorded an increase in dengue cases with 93 cases in epidemiological week 32 (e-week 32) this year compared with 75 cases in e-week 31.

State health and unity committee chairman Ling Tian Soon said from the 93 cases, 23 (24.7%) were associated with known clusters, while 70 (75.3%) were sporadic or standalone cases.

“There was an increase in cumulative cases in e-week 32, with 1,675 cases this year compared with 1,356 cases in the corresponding period in 2021,’’ he said in a statement on Monday (Aug 15).

Ling said there was no death in the e-week 32, versus one death reported in e-week 31 involving a 29-year-old woman from Jalan Meriam, Muar.

He said the Johor Baru district has the highest number of cases with 64 cases (68.8%), followed by Kulai with 10 (10.8%), Kluang with six (6.5%), four cases in Segamat (4.3%), three each in Mersing and Pontian respectively (3.2%), two in Kota Tinggi (2.2%), and one case in Muar 1.1%).

“There were no cases recorded in Batu Pahat and Tangkak,’’ said Ling, who added the districts which recorded an increase in dengue cases in the state in e-week 32 were Johor Baru, Kulai, Pontian, Mersing and Kota Tinggi.

He said 10 dengue hotspots in the Johor Baru district with the highest cases were Taman Delima 3, Apartment Nusa Perdana Gelang Patah, Jalan Kemuliaan 9 to 27 in Taman Universiti, and Jalan Joget in Taman Nesa.

Other locations were Taman Skudai Ria, Jalan Indah 5, Taman Bukit Indah, Flat Stulang Laut, Jalan Hang Tuah 1 to 8, Taman Skudai Baru, Taman Nusantara 4, and Apartment Seri Kenari, Taman Tampoi Indah.

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