Dengue cases in Selangor up 131.5% from last year up to Nov 19


SHAH ALAM: Selangor recorded a total of 31,822 dengue cases from January until Nov 19, says state Health director Datuk Dr Sha'ari Ngadiman.

He said the figure represented a 131.5% increase in the number of cases compared to the 13,745 cases in the same period last year.

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"In the 46th epidemiological week from Nov 13 to 19, a total of 744 dengue cases were reported in the state, which was a decrease of 8.4% (68 cases) compared to 812 cases in the previous week," he said when contacted on Sunday (Nov 27).

He said the districts that recorded the highest number of dengue cases so far in the state were Petaling with 10,927 cases, Hulu Langat with 7,444, Klang with 5,405 and Gombak with 4,308.

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"Eight deaths were recorded due to dengue complications this year in Selangor, four from the Hulu Langat District Health Centre, two cases from Petaling and one case each from Hulu Selangor and Kuala Langat," he added. – Bernama

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