ANOTHER two people in New Caledonia have died of dengue, bringing to five the number of fatalities this year.
Health authorities say a 71-year old man and an 82-year old woman died in hospital in early March after being weakened by the mosquito-borne disease.
According to the public broadcaster, since September almost 1,700 people have been infected with dengue.
A state of epidemic was declared two months ago.
The people most affected by the outbreak are those in the age brackets 15 to 19 and 25 to 29.