Twenty-eight dengue deaths | Daily News

Twenty-eight dengue deaths

A total of 19,815 dengue cases and 28 dengue deaths were reported across the country this year by June 7 (Friday), the Epidemiology Unit said.

The highest number of dengue cases (4,277) was reported in the Colombo district while the second highest number (2,536) was reported in the Gampaha district. The third highest number of dengue cases (1,906) was reported in the Jaffna district.

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) reported 848 dengue cases during the same period. The other parts of the Colombo district recorded 3,429 dengue cases. The number of dengue cases reported in the Western Province is 8,193. A total of 5,576 dengue patients were reported in the country in January. A total of 2,795 dengue patients were reported across the country last month.

With ongoing rains, the Epidemiology Unit has identified five high-risk districts. They are Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Ratnapura and Galle districts. 


 

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