Kinniya health authorities say 21 Dengue patients admitted within 24 hours

Kinniya health authorities say 21 Dengue patients admitted within 24 hours

Kinniya health authorities say 21 Dengue patients admitted within 24 hours

Written by Mayooran Kantharvel

27 Mar, 2017 | 12:13 pm

Kinniya Division Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ajid Abdul Majeed said that 21 patients who are believed to have contracted Dengue were admitted to the Kinniya hospital within the last 24 hours.

Dr. Majeed added that 31 patients and 20 patients were admitted to the hospital within the past two days respectively.

He noted however that the spread of the disease is under control at present.

The Ministry of Health said that, during the course of this year, 24,562 cases of Dengue have been reported in the country.

THE Epidemiology Unit said that 5,838 Dengue patients were reported from the Colombo district while 2965 patients were reported from Gampaha and 1745 patients from the Trincomalee district.

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