357 dengue fever cases with one death reported in 24th week
Posted on June 23, 2012, Saturday
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 357 dengue fever cases with one death were reported in the 24th week, for the period between June 10 and 16, which saw an increase of three cases, from 354 cases the previous week.
Health Director-General Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said five states reported an increase in the number of dengue cases, namely Perlis, with an increase of five cases or 250 per cent increase from the previous week, Negeri Sembilan (five cases – 125 per cent), Perak (13 cases – 56 per cent), Kelantan (five cases – 38 per cent) and Kedah (four cases – 23 per cent).
He said this brought to 11,063 the number of accumulated dengue cases reported since January until June 16 this year, an increase of 17 per cent or 1,610 cases, from 9,453 cases reported during the corresponding period last year.
“During the same period, 22 deaths due to dengue were reported, comprising in Selangor, with 11 fatalities, the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (three), Perak (two) and one each in Kedah, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Pahang and Sabah,” he said in a statement here yesterday. — Bernama