Dengue cases between March 4 to March 10 drop by 118 from previous week


Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the dengue cases in the country from March 4 to March 10 dropped by 118 compared to the previous week.

He said 1,153 cases were recorded during the period compared with 1,271 cases in the previous week.

The cumulative number of dengue cases recorded declined by 6,822 cases to 11,496 compared with 18,318 cases for the same period last year.

Dr Noor Hisham said 26 deaths were recorded over the same period, compared with 45 deaths reported in 2017, a drop of 19 cases (42.2%).

A total of 381 locality dengue outbreaks were reported and there were 49 hotspots in four states.