PUTRAJAYA, (March 3) — A total 16,383 dengue cases were reported nationwide from January to February this year compared to only 3,937 cases during the same period last year.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said 2,468 dengue cases were reported last week compared with 2,265 cases a week earlier.
“Seven states showed rises in cases compared to the previous week, namely, Selangor (133 cases), Negeri Sembilan (86), Perak (21), Sabah (11), Melaka (seven), Kelantan (five), and Sarawak (four),” he said in a statement issued here, Monday.
He said four deaths related to dengue were reported in Selangor, Penang and Kuala Lumpur involving two women, aged 34 and 37, and two men, aged 21 and 35 from Feb 16 to Feb 22.
“A total 580 localities of the epidemic which were still active were reported in 12 states, namely, involving hotspots in Selangor (354), Negeri Sembilan (66), Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (48), last week.
“Johor (30), Perak (25), Kelantan (23), Melaka (17), Sarawak (8), Penang (4), Pahang (3), Terengganu (one) and Sabah (one),” he said.
In the meantime, he said the ministry recorded 110 localities of hotspots in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan involving the five districts of Petaling (46), Hulu Langat (39), Seremban (15), Gombak (6) and Klang (four).
Furthermore, Subramaniam said currently several localities of the epidemic in several areas nationwide, were not controlled, among which were Selangor (43), Negeri Sembilan (14), Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (4), Melaka (one) and Sarawak (one).– BERNAMA