Dengue cases pegged to surge amid continued rainfall


  • 23,665 Dengue cases reported as of May 16, 2024

By Sheain Fernandopulle

Despite a recent dip in infections, ongoing showers are likely to drive a rise in Dengue cases, health officials predicted.


Speaking to Daily Mirror, Dr Sudath Samaraweera, the Director of the National Dengue Control Unit, said local authorities and health organizations continue to work tirelessly to combat the spread of Dengue.


“Public awareness campaigns, mosquito control measures, and prompt medical assistance for those affected remain key strategies in the battle against the disease,” he stressed.


According to the latest data from the Epidemiology Unit, a total of 23,665 Dengue cases have been reported as of May 16, 2024.


The Colombo District, with 5,044 cases, has seen the highest number of infections. Among the provinces, the Western Province tops the list with, 8,495 reported cases. 



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