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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sri Lanka : Over 400 dengue cases within six days

Via The Nation :

" The number of dengue cases is increasing in an alarming rate with 400 cases being reported within just six days, according to the latest Government Epidemiology Unit (GEU) report published on May 26.

With this increase, reported dengue cases are fast heading towards the 7,000 mark and among them, there are 54 deaths, the report said.

The last count of the cumulative number of dengue cases a week ago was 5,657 with 49 dead. This week’s cumulative number of cases stands at 6,077, which is 420 cases more in the space of just six days, while the number of deaths is up by five. Colombo stands firmly in the lead place with 1,976 cases. Of these, 833 are from the Colombo Municipality area and 1,143 in other areas in the district. On May 20, the cumulative number of cases in the Colombo MC area was 1,727 cases and 733 in other areas, reflecting an increase of 49 cases in the Colombo District.

Gampaha takes the second leading place in the dengue count with 709 cumulative cases by May 26 and Batticaloa in the third place with 465 cases, and Kalutara in the fourth slot with 361 cases. Other districts trailing close behind include, Ratnapura (289), Kurunegala (253), Hambantota (190), Galle (184), Matara (166), Kegalle (151). Only eight districts have recorded less than a 100 cases so far. They include: Nuwara Eliya (49), Matale (80), Kilinochchi (32), Mannar (20), Mullathivu (6), Kalmunai (15), Ampara (81) and Puttalam (94)."

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