SHAH ALAM, Oct 27 — The number of dengue cases in Selangor sees a downward trend as there were 40,739 cases reported as of October 24, compared to 60,024 cases recorded during the same period last year.
State Health Department director Dato’ Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman said overall, Selangor recorded a 32.1 per cent drop with 178 dengue localities detected.
“Active localities include 11 hotspots areas, 143 areas of controlled outbreaks, 15 areas of uncontrolled outbreaks and nine new areas.
“A total of 36 deaths were recorded so far, which saw a drop of 14 cases compared to the same period last year,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Dr Sha’ari had advised the people to not be complacent and continue to stay vigilant despite the number of cases staying under 500 for four weeks in a row.
He said residents should continue in taking preventive measures by cleaning up their premises.
“Spend 10 minutes to ensure all contained waters are removed to avoid it being a breeding ground for dengue larvae,” he said.