Dengue cases up slightly in Johor this week


JOHOR BARU: A total of 275 dengue cases have been reported statewide in the 25th epidemiological week (ME25), a slight increase from the previous week, says Ling Tian Soon.

The Johor health and environment committee chairman said a total of 7,852 dengue cases have been reported in Johor so far this year, an increase of 78.8% compared to the same period last year.

"Of the cumulative number of cases, 3,378 (43%) involve epidemic localities while 4,474 (57%) are non-epidemic localities.

"In ME25, a total of 275 cases were reported, an increase of about 8.3% from the previous week when 254 cases were reported," he said in a statement on Sunday (June 23).

He said that Johor Baru recorded the most number of cases with 186 cases, followed by Kulai (31), Muar (18) and Segamat (15).

"The rest are from Kluang (seven), Batu Pahat (six), Kota Tinggi (six), Pontian (two), Tangkak (two) and Mersing (two).

"All districts recorded an increase in the number of cases during ME25 compared to the previous week except for Batu Pahat, Kluang and Pontian," he said, adding that no deaths were reported in ME25.

He said that so far, a total of 2,366 compound notices worth RM1.16mil have been issued to owners of premises found to have Aedes mosquito breeding places and 68% of them had been paid.

He added that state Health Department officials will continue to carry out enforcement, including the destruction of mosquito breeding places inside and outside people's houses.

Ling also urged the public to do their part in combating dengue, including spending just 10 minutes daily to search and destroy mosquito breeding places at their homes and workplaces.

On the Covid-19 situation, he said there were 414,931 cumulative cases in Johor as of June 22 this year.

"Currently, 11 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospitals, and no patients have been admitted to the intensive care unit," he said.

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