The National Dengue Prevention Unit says 58 deaths have been reported during the first half of the year due to dengue fever. Meanwhile, 28,000 dengue patients have been reported from different parts of the country. This figure shows an increase compared to the previous year. Most number of dengue patients were reported from the districts including Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Kalutara, Matara, Hambantota, Kegalle, Ratnapura and Kandy.
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