Nine dengue high - risk areas
The Health Ministry yesterday identified nine dengue high risk areas.
They are the Colombo Municipal Council, Dehiwala Mount-Lavinia,
Kaduwela, Homagama, Kolonnawa, Wattala, Ja-ela, Kelaniya and
Divulapitiya MOH areas.
Meanwhile, the Ministry Epidemiology Unit said over 121 persons have
died of dengue upto August 19.
The highest number of dengue deaths, 58 had been reported from the
A total of 22 persons had died from Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) in
the Colombo Municipal Council area during the same period. Other parts
of the Colombo district recorded 36 deaths. Gampaha district recorded 18
dengue deaths during the same period while the Batricaloa district
recorded nine deaths.
The total number of deaths reported from the Kalutara district is six
while six dengue cases were reported from the Puttalam district.