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An eight-year-old girl became the seventh victim of dengue in the state when she died while receiving treatments at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ), according to New Straits Times.
State Health director Dr Muhammad Omar said the latest victim was a pupil of Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Budiman, who lives in the same area as the sixth victim, a 12-year-old girl who died last week.
He said the girl was admitted to the hospital three days ago after she vomited, suffered diarrhoea and eventually collapsed at home.
Although the number of dengue patients in Kuala Terengganu had dropped from more than 200 patients to 102 patients that are still warded at HSNZ, the department must continue locating breeding areas which may have been overlooked during fogging.
There are still 776 cases of dengue recorded throughout the state, he said, adding that three hotspots have been identified in Kuala Terengganu namely Jalan Panji Alam, Chendering Pantai and Losong Haji Mat Shafie.