GEORGETOWN – Penang recorded a drop of 24.3 per cent (18 cases) in dengue cases last week as compared to the previous week.
State agriculture, agro-based industry, rural development and health committee chairman, Dr Afif Bahardin said as many as 56 dengue cases were reported from March 15 to 21, as compared to 74 from March 8 to 14.
“Cumulatively, as at March 21, a total of 1,359 dengue cases were reported compared with 490 cases for the same period last year.
“Five deaths were recorded this year in comparision to three last year,” he said in a statement here today.
He said nine locations where the outbreak is under control were Jay Series Condominium in the Northeast district; Lintang Bukit Kecil, Persiaran Bukit Kecil, Taman Sahabat and Apartment Lavinia in the Southwest district; Taman Permatang Tinggi, Taman Alma and Perkampungan Berapit in the Seberang Prai Tengah district and Telok Air Tawar in the Seberang Perai Utara district.
“The dengue outbreak at Jalan Lim Lean Teng in the northeast district has not been contained with four dengue cases recorded within a week,” added Dr Afif.
Two hotspots were identified at the Sri Bayu Flat and Bandar Baru Teluk Kumbar in the Southwest district which recorded eight and 15 dengue cases, respectively. – BERNAMA