0850 GMT October 15, 2019
This is an increase of 42,007 cases over the same period last year when there were 51,337 cases, he said, thesundaily.my reported.
He added that to date, 137 deaths have been reported compared to only 81 during the same period last year, showing a 69.1 percent of 56 deaths.
“Monitoring by the ministry found that the number of incidence and deaths due to dengue fever shows a marked increase this year,” Dzulkefly said, adding that a similar trend is seen in the neighboring countries.
He was speaking to reporters after launching a community program organized by the Bagan parliamentary constituency office. Also present at the event was Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.