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In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Malaysia in 2022, the Ministry of Health reports a total of 1,074 cases of dengue the week ending May 14, bringing the cumulative number of dengue cases reported to date to 14,725 cases.

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This number is up 45.2 percent compared to 10,139 cases for the same period in 2021.

So far, nine dengue fatalities have been reported.

By state, Terengganu recorded the highest increase in the percentage of cases compared with the same period in 2021 with 164.7%, followed by WP Labuan 150%, Kedah 137.8%, Negeri Sembilan 71.4%, Selangor 42.6%, Sabah 40.8%, Kelantan 27.1%, Perak 26.4%, WP Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya 14.3%, Sarawak 13.7%, and Penang 3.4%, while in the states of Perlis, Melaka, Johor, and Pahang recorded a decrease in the percentage of cases compared to 2021.