Heat-Related Illnesses Increase to 88 Cases – NADMA

Heat-Related Illnesses Increase to 88 Cases – NADMA

PUTRAJAYA: The cumulative number of heat-related illness cases has risen to 88 as of May 27, compared to 84 cases on May 19, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA).

In a statement today, NADMA detailed the breakdown of cases by diagnosis: 65 cases of heat exhaustion, 19 cases of heat stroke, and four cases of heat cramps.

“No new fatalities have been reported this week. The death toll due to heat stroke remains at three, involving a 22-year-old man on February 2 in Pahang, a three-year-old boy on April 1 in Kelantan, and a 25-year-old man on April 22 in Negeri Sembilan.

“There is one heat stroke case being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and one heat stroke case still being treated in a regular ward, while other cases have been treated and have recovered,” NADMA reported.

Regarding the heat status, NADMA stated that as of yesterday (May 27), Kuala Krai district in Kelantan recorded a level two heat alert (heatwave) with maximum daily temperatures exceeding 37 degrees Celsius for at least three consecutive days.

On May 25, three districts in Peninsular Malaysia and two districts in Sabah recorded a level one heat alert (caution) with maximum daily temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius for at least three consecutive days.

Concerning dam storage, NADMA reported that as of yesterday, only one dam remains showing a decrease in the current raw water storage level and is at a critical level: the Malut Dam in Kedah (25.50 percent).

“Four other dams show current raw water storage levels at a warning level: Muda Dam in Kedah (34.54 percent), Timah Tasoh Dam in Perlis (48.08 percent), Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang (49.90 percent), and Sembrong Barat Dam in Johor (50.98 percent),” NADMA noted.

For reference, storage levels of 29.99 percent and below indicate a critical level, 30 percent to 59.99 percent indicate a warning level, and 60 percent and above indicate a normal level.

For more information, please visit NADMA’s disaster portal and NADMA’s official website.

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