GEORGE TOWN, Jan 30 – Dengue fever cases in Penang rose by 164 per cent to 398 cases as at Jan 24 this year, an increase of 247 cases compared to the 151 cases reported in the corresponding period of last year. State Committee for Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Health chairman Dr Afif Bahardin said the number of death cases however remains the same which is two cases.
“There are 25 localities at the moment with the highest dengue cases namely Jalan Lim Eow Thoon (13) and Taman Free School (11) in the island and Flat Lorong Tuna (14) and Taman Permai Jaya (12) in the mainland. “The number of cases is expected to continue to rise and we urge the public to take necessary precautions to prevent more outbreaks,” he said when contacted. State Health Department in its statement reminded Penangites to continue taking precautionary measures to stop the spread of dengue fever in the state.