Kelantan reports ‘alarming’ increase in dengue cases

There were three deaths resulting from dengue in Kelantan from Jan 1 to July 13.

KOTA BAHRU: The number of dengue cases in Kelantan has increased at an alarming rate with 2,030 cases recorded from Jan 1 to July 13, compared with 518 cases in the same period last year.

Kelantan Health Department director Dr Zaini Hussin said Kota Bharu recorded the highest number of cases with 730, followed by Tumpat (273) and Bachok (156).

“Three deaths were also recorded in the same period, involving two cases in Kota Bharu and one in Bachok,” he told reporters after officiating the Kelantan-Terengganu Fitness Cycling Programme at the Tengku Anis Hospital in Pasir Puteh today.

About 300 people took part in the programme covering a distance of 40km and ending at Kampung Beting Lentang in Besut, Terengganu.