Johor recorded an increase in dengue cases with 3,924 cumulative cases up to epidemiological week 50 this year compared with 1,710 cases in the corresponding period last year.
State Health and Unity Committee chairman Ling Tian Soon (pic) said of the 3,924 cases, 1,392 (35%) were epidemic locality cases while 2,532 (65%) were non-locality cases.
“However, the week saw a decline in new cases with 152, compared with 172 in week 49,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (Dec 20).
Ling said Johor Baru had the highest number of cases with 119 (78.3%), followed by Kulai with 10 (6.6%), Batu Pahat with six (3.9%) and Tangkak with five (3.3%,).
He said Kluang and Segamat each have four cases (2.6%), Kota Tinggi two (1.3%), and Muar and Pontian one each (0.7%).
“There were no cases in Mersing,” he said.
Ling added that there were two deaths recorded in week 50 this year, against five in the corresponding period the year before.
He said six hotspots in Johor Baru with the most cases were the city centre, Jelutong, Plentong, Pulai, Sungai Tiram, Tebrau and Tanjung Kupang in Gelang Patah with 2,883 cumulative infections.
Separately, Ling said there were 399,531 Covid-19 cumulative cases as of Dec 17.
He said 394,533 were local infections while 2,978 were imported cases.
Active cases stood at 2,129, where 2,052 people (96%) are undergoing home quarantine and 77 patients receiving treatment in hospitals, with one in the intensive care unit.
“We did not see a spike in Covid-19 cases in recent months. Our hospital bed usage for Covid-19 patients is below 5%,” he added. – The Star