Cases of Dengue on the rise

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According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 55,894 individuals have contracted dengue during the past 10 months.

Director of the National Dengue Eradication Unit, Dr. Aruna Jayasekara noted that there has been a stark increase in the number of dengue patients being reported in October. A total fo 4,155 dengue patients were reported during October.

The virus has so far claimed the lives of 72 people in 2019.