LABUAN: Ten dengue cases have been reported in Labuan so far this year, a 100% increase from the five cases reported for the whole of last year.

Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said Kg Layang-Layangan had been declared a dengue hotspot.

“It is a worrying situation. If not controlled, clogged drains during the current rainy season will provide a haven for aedes mosquitoes to breed and trigger (another) outbreak,” he told Bernama yesterday.

He urged the local community to ensure that the surroundings were free from mosquito-breeding grounds.

On the hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), he said this was under control despite the number of cases reported recently.

He also said only one case of Covid-19 was reported on the island on Friday, taking the cumulative infections to 21,309 cases.

No new clusters were detected.

Cumulative Covid-19 recoveries now stood at 21,065.