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113 die of dengue in Malaysia

113 die of dengue in Malaysia

Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye expects the number to hit 150, 000 cases by year end if efforts are not taken to keep it under control.

The last highest number of cases recorded was in 2015 which recorded 120, 836 cases with 336 deaths.The figures between January and Aug 3 is almost double that of last year’s figures for the same period – 42, 496 cases with 70 deaths.

There were 251 hotspots in nine states and most of the hotspots were flats and apartments.

The states are: Selangor, Federal Territories, Johor, Kelantan, Sabah, Penang, Sarawak, Negri Sembilan and Pahang, reports The Straits Times.

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