Selangor Journal
A student using one of her books to shade herself from the sun amid the hot weather and heat wave at SK Serada in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, on May 3, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Weather-related illnesses increased to 88 cases — Nadma

PUTRAJAYA, May 28 — The total cumulative cases for hot weather related illnesses rose to 88 cases as of May 27 compared to 84 cases as of May 19, said the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).

In a statement today, it broke down the cases according to diagnosis, with 65 cases of heat exhaustion, 19 cases of heat stroke, and four cases of heat cramps.

“No new fatalities were reported this week; fatal cases of heat stroke remain at three: a man, 22, in Pahang on February 2; a boy, three, in Kelantan on April 1; and a man, 25, in Negeri Sembilan on April 22.

“There was a case of heat stroke that was treated in the Intensive Care Unit and one more still being treated in a normal ward, while another case has recovered following treatment,” Nadma said.

It also provided an update on the hot weather, stating that as of May 27, Kuala Krai district in Kelantan registered level two hot weather (heat wave) with daily maximum temperatures exceeding 37°C to 40°C for at least three consecutive days.

On May 25, three districts in Peninsular Malaysia and two districts in Sabah recorded level one hot weather (caution) with a maximum daily temperature of 35°C to 37°C for at least two consecutive days.

— Bernama

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