The tally of Dengue cases in August stood at 5,189 recording the lowest number of cases reported in a month in 2023.

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According to the Epidemiology Unit, as of September 01, a total of 62,029 cases have been reported so far in 2023, with the highest number of cases being recorded from the Colombo district as 13,187.

Further, the Western Province has recorded 30,271 cases, the highest in terms of provinces.

Moreover, the Epidemiology Unit has identified 27 high-risk MOH areas where dengue breeding places have been found in abundance.

Meanwhile, a total of 38 fatalities have been reported since January 2023.