Dengue fever kills 94 people in Indonesia


(MENAFN) local media cited, through its reports released in Jakarta, the Indonesian Health Ministry as saying that dengue fever has killed a number of 94 people throughout the country since the beginning of 2020.

The overall reported cases topped 14,716, including both confirmed cases and deaths, the ministry's Director of Prevention and Control of Vector-borne Disease and Zoonoses, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, announced Thursday.

Tarmizi unveiled that by prefecture, the lion's share of deaths reported from East Nusa Tenggara province at 29 cases, followed by 15 and 11 people confirmed dead in West Java province and East Java province, respectively.

Provincial media quoted her as saying that East Nusa Tenggara province has also reported the highest number of infections since the beginning of the year with a total case of 1,300.

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