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Dengue rise in SL: 700 cases within seven days

June 09, Colombo (LNW): With the growing tendency of dengue cases, a total of 700 cases have been reported in Sri Lanka in the past seven days, provisional data disclosed.

This rise can be attributed to the current rainy conditions and the subsequent increase in mosquito breeding sites due to receding floodwaters.

As of June 07, the total number of reported cases for the year 2024 stands at 25,619, with the Colombo district reporting the highest number at 5,554.

The Western Province has recorded the highest number of cases among provinces, totaling 9,348.

With several areas in Sri Lanka experiencing prolonged rainfall recently, health officials are urging the public to exercise caution and maintain cleanliness in their surroundings and eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites to mitigate the spread of Dengue fever.

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