The tally of Dengue cases recorded for 2023 has topped the 69,000 mark, according to the Epidemiology Unit.

As of November 04, a total of 69,231 cases have been reported for 2023, with the highest number of cases being from the Colombo district, which stood at 14,634.

The Western Province has recorded 33,139 cases, the highest province-wise. The month of October logged 4,010 Dengue cases while in November so far it stands at 738.

Moreover, a total of 1,453 dengue infections have been reported for the last seven days. So far, 39 fatalities have been reported in 2023.

In this context, people are urged to keep their surroundings clean and destroy mosquito breeding places in order to keep dengue at bay.

-daily mirror

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