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Dengue cases in Sri Lanka surpass 73,000

Colombo (LNW): The number of recorded dengue cases in 2023 has exceeded 73,000, the Epidemiology Unit disclosed.

As of November 19, the total reported cases stand at 73,032, with the Colombo district contributing the highest number at 15,509.

The Western Province has the highest provincial count at 34,700, and the month of November alone has witnessed 4,539 new Dengue cases.

Health officials anticipate a further increase in dengue cases due to the ongoing rainy conditions.

In light of this, the public is strongly advised to maintain cleanliness in their surroundings and eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites to prevent the spread of dengue.

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