ANNUAL DENGUE CASELOAD FALLS TO LOWEST IN 2020

ANNUAL DENGUE CASELOAD FALLS TO LOWEST IN 2020

ANNUAL DENGUE CASELOAD FALLS TO LOWEST IN 2020

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

02 Jan, 2021 | 5:11 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The lowest caseload of dengue patients detected in Sri Lanka since 2010, was reported in the year 2020, the National Dengue Eradication Unit said on Saturday (Jan. 02).

The death toll due to Dengue was also a record low last year.

A total of 30,691 cases of Dengue were reported in the country in 2020, while the death toll due to Dengue stood at 35, Dr. Aruna Jayasekara, the Director at the National Dengue Eradication Unit said.

In 2019, a total of 159,049 dengue patients were reported; whereas 34,188 dengue patients were reported in 2010, Dr. Jayasekara further noted.

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