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Hot weather illnesses are on the rise and Kelantan district is facing a heat wave

Photo for illustration purposes only.  - Photo by Bernama

Photo for illustration purposes only. – Photo by Bernama

PUTRAJAYA – The total cumulative cases of hot weather-related diseases increased to 88 cases on May 27, compared to 84 cases on May 19, the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) said.

The agency announced the breakdown of cases by diagnosis in a statement, saying there were 65 cases of heat exhaustion, 19 cases of heat stroke and four cases of heat cramps.

“No new fatalities were reported this week, there are still three fatal cases of heat stroke: a 22-year-old man in Pahang on February 2, a three-year-old boy in Kelantan on April 1 and a 25-year-old man in Negeri Sembilan in April. 22.

“There was one case of heat stroke that was treated in intensive care and one case continued to be treated in a normal ward, while another case recovered after treatment,” the agency said.

Nadma also provided an update on the hot weather, stating that Kelantan’s Kuala Krai district recorded level two hot weather (heat wave) from May 27 with daily maximum temperatures of over 37 degrees Celsius (C) to 40 degrees Celsius for at least three consecutive days, while on May 25, three districts in Peninsular Malaysia and two districts in Sabah recorded level one hot weather (caution) with a maximum daily temperature of 35 °C to 37 °C for at least two consecutive days. – BERNAMA