: A total of 34,238 dengue cases were reported from 29 Dec 2019 until March 28 this year, according to the Current Situation of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika in Malaysia for the Year 2019 and 2020 Report.
The report released by the Ministry of Health's National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) pointed out that the number indicated a decrease by 2.047 cases (5.6 per cent) compared to 36,285 cases last year during the same period.
The report also stated only one dengue death was reported in the 13th week (22-28 March) with a cumulative figure of 49 deaths compared to 59 deaths during the same period last year.
“A total of 1,287 dengue cases have been reported during the same period (13th week) which is a decrease of 31 per cent compared to the previous week,” said the report, shared by Health director-general, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on his Facebook, today.
Meanwhile, no positive case of Zika was reported in Malaysia during the same period.
The report also said that based on the Zika surveillance done by the Institute of Medical Research (IMR), a total of 529 blood samples and nine urine samples received among individuals with suspected symptoms and signs of Zika had been screened.
As for chikungunya disease, six cases were reported during the 13th week, bringing a tally of 389 cases that have been recorded from 29 Dec 2019 until March 28 this year.