Over 40 dengue deaths by Sept. 4 | Daily News

Over 40 dengue deaths by Sept. 4

Forty-one dengue patients have died by September 4 this year, while 37,165 dengue patients had been reported from all parts of the country. However, a significant decrease in dengue is reported when compared to the same period last year, Epidemiologists attached to the Epidemiology Unit said.

According to them, the highest number of dengue cases – 7,185, was reported from the Colombo district while the second highest number – 4,191, was reported from the Batticaloa district.

The third highest number of dengue cases – 3,849, was reported from the Gampaha district.

The Colombo Municipal Council reported 1,845 dengue cases during the same period. The other parts of the Colombo district recorded 5,340 dengue cases.

The total number of dengue cases reported from the Western Province is 13,337, epidemiologists said.

Meanwhile, medical experts and Consultants advise the public to seek medical treatment without delay for any type of fever without resorting to home remedies.

All fever patients need rest and should not attend work or school.

 

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