The tally of Dengue cases reported for 2023 has surpassed the 60,000 mark.
According to the Epidemiology Unit, as of July 19, a total of 60,136 cases have been reported so far in 2023, with the highest number of cases being recorded from the Colombo district as 12,886.
Further, the Western Province has recorded nearly 30,000 cases, the highest in terms of provinces.
Moreover, the Epidemiology Unit has identified 43 high-risk MOH areas where dengue breeding places have been found in abundance.
The month of August has also logged 3,446 Dengue cases.
Meanwhile, a total of 38 fatalities have been reported since January 2023.