Health Ministry: 143 Dengue deaths since January

KUALA LUMPUR – Latest official data show that since January, 99,166 dengue cases — including 143 deaths – were reported by the Health Ministry.

Health Ministry Vector-Borne Disease Sector head, Dr. Rose Nani Mudin, said the number had increased significantly compared to 89 deaths from 54,379 dengue cases reported during the same period in 2018.

Selangor had the highest number with 48 deaths from 54,997 cases.

The increasing number of dengue cases is a global phenomenon affecting other countries like Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan and China as reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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