Number of dengue patients increases by 8 folds

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Minister of Health Rajitha Senarathna stated that the number of dengue patients has increased by 8 folds.

The Minister expressed these views joining a dengue eradication programme in Beruwala yesterday.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith who visited dengue patients receiving treatment in Negombo requested the government to announce a state of emergency considering the current situation.

269 deaths have been reported while 90 thousand 865 persons had contracted dengue during this year.