The Ministry of Health states that 2597 dengue patients have been reported during the first three weeks of this year.
Director of the Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health Dr. Paba Palihawadana, says that 40% of this number is reported from the Western Province.
A large number of Dengue patients have been reported from Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha districts this year. Furthermore, a considerable number of patients have been reported form Kandy, Batticaloa, Jaffna, Puttalam and Kurunegala districts. A high number of 47,000 Dengue patients were reported last year.