The number of cases of illness linked to heat weather has risen to 96

PUTRAJAYA – As of Monday (10 June), the National Disaster Management Agency has reported 96 cases of illness linked to hot weather.

In a short report published on Tuesday, June 11, it said that there were 22 cases of Heat Stroke, 68 cases heat exhaustion, and six cases heat convulsions.

The agency stated that there was only one death recorded, a 31-year old man who died in Ulu Kinta (Perak) on 4 June, bringing the total number of heat stroke deaths to four.

The hospital is not treating any cases at this moment. “All cases have been treated and recovered,” said the agency.

The report also stated that only one dam, Muda Dam, in Kedah, showed a reduction in raw water storage at a level that is dangerous, at 28,32%

Nadma also said that raw water levels at six other dams are above warning levels. These include Malut Dam (Kedah) (30%), Sembrong Dam (Johor) (44.88%), Teluk Bahang Dam (Penang) (45.30%), Timah Tasoh Dam (Perlis), Bukit Merah Dam (Perak), and Pedu Dam (Kedah).

On June 7, four districts on the Peninsula registered alert-level hot weather, while only two districts did so the following day.

It said that on June 9, 2024 there were three districts of the Peninsula, and one district each in Sarawak, who recorded alert-level heat weather. Yesterday, however, only one district from the Peninsula, and one district each in Sarawak, recorded the same level.

Nadma stated that during the period of June 5-11, there were two areas with API (Air Pollution Index readings) which indicated unhealthy air quality.

Cheras (116), and Kuala Dungun (167) in Terengganu are the two areas.

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