Illness linked to hot weather rises to 96 cases

PUTRAJAYA: There have been 96 cases of illnesses linked to hot weather as of Monday (June 10), says the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma)

It said in a brief report on Tuesday (June 11) that the breakdown is 22 cases of heat stroke, 68 cases of heat exhaustion and six cases of heat convulsions.

However, the agency said that only one new death was recorded; it was of a 31-year-old man in Ulu Kinta, Perak on June 4, bringing the number of deaths due to heat stroke to four.

"There are no cases being treated at the hospital at this time. All cases have received treatment and recovered," the agency said.

It also said that as of Monday, only one dam that showed a decrease in the current storage of raw water at a dangerous level, the Muda Dam in Kedah at 28.32%

Nadma added that six other dams have raw water storage at warning levels; Malut Dam in Kedah (30.00%), Sembrong Barat Dam in Johor (44.88%), Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang (45.30%), Timah Tasoh Dam in Perlis (47.15%), Bukit Merah Dam in Perak (48.60%) and Pedu Dam in Kedah (58.27%).

In relation to the hot weather status, four districts in the Peninsula recorded alert level hot weather on June 7 while the day after only two districts recorded that level.

"On June 9, 2024, there were three districts in the Peninsula and one district in Sarawak recording alert-level hot weather, while yesterday, only one district in the Peninsula and one district in Sarawak each recorded the same level of hot weather," it said.

As for the status of air pollution, Nadma said during the period from June 5 to June 11, there were two areas that recorded unhealthy air quality with an API (Air Pollution Index) reading

The two areas are Cheras (116) and Kuala Dungun in Terengganu (167). - Bernama

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