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Dengue claims 254 Indonesian lives amid coronavirus

 International Desk

 Published: 10:47 PM, 8 April 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

At least 254 people have died in Indonesia since the beginning of this year due to dengue fever amid coronavirus outbreak, according to local daily on Wednesday. 

The number of dengue cases in the country has reached 39,876, according to the Health Ministry. 

The West Java province on the island and East Nusa Tenggara, the southernmost province of Indonesia, are the "red zone" for dengue fever.

In Indonesia, dengue fever claimed 1,598 lives in 2016, 493 lives in 2017, and 344 lives in 2018.