A Health Ministry official yesterday said more people died last year after contracting dengue fever than in 2017.
The number of malaria cases last year rose by more than 41.6 percent.
The National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control says that cases of dengue fever have increased this year, including the number of those who died from the virus.
The dengue fever cases for the first six months this year increased to more than 70 percent compared to the same period last year.
Cases of dengue fever have more than doubled in the first three months of 2018 if compared to the same period last year.
The number of dengue fever cases dropped by more than half last year, with only three deaths, a health official said.
Health Ministry is running a campaign to educate on how to protect from dengue.