By Sheeda Fathil
SHAH ALAM, June 18 — The recorded number of cases and deaths due to dengue in Selangor as of June 5 this year has declined significantly, says state executive councillor for public health Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud.
She said dengue cases dropped by 75.1 per cent with a cumulative total of 11,629 compared to 46,713 cases recorded in the same period last year.
“Dengue-related deaths also dropped by 92.7 per cent with six cases recorded compared to 82 in the same period last year,” she said in a statement today.
She said the state government had allocated RM5 million to combat Aedes, including the implementation of dengue control and prevention activities through the local authorities (PBT).
Therefore, in line with the theme “10 Minutes to Eliminate Aedes” and in conjunction with the national level 2021 Asean Dengue Day, Dr Siti Mariah called on all citizens to fight the Aedes epidemic together.