Dengue statistics soar –  1,416 more patients in two days

Dengue statistics soar – 1,416 more patients in two days

Dengue statistics soar – 1,416 more patients in two days

Written by Staff Writer

24 Jul, 2017 | 4:23 pm

The number of Dengue patients in the country  has increased by 1,416 within the past two days.

This year’s number of Dengue cases is the highest since records began.

The number of Dengue patients reported to the epidemiology unit so far this year stands at 103,114.

Number of deaths has reached 297.

The number of Dengue cases by the end of 2016 stood at 55,150 and the number of deaths stood at 78.

A majority of the cases are reported from the Western Province and that number stands at 22,186.

Over 3,680 cases have been reported within urban Colombo.

Moreover, a large number of Dengue patients are also reported from Ragama, Gampaha, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kandy, Puttalam, Kegalle, Kurunegala and Trincomalee.

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