Regional Dengue Situation

Laos: Twelve dengue deaths as of November 2020

As of 10 November 2020, the cumulative number of dengue cases in Laos is 7,644, with 12 deaths. The highest number of dengue patients were reported in the Lao capital Vientiane with 1,747 cases, while 904 cases were recorded in Bolikhamxay province, and 710 cases in Bokeo province. Twelve deaths included four in Lao capital Vientiane, two in Bolikhamxay and Khammuan, and one each in Xayaboury, Xieng Khuang, Savannakhet, and Phongsaly.

Cambodia: Number of dengue cases approaching 10,000 mark (No update)

As of 26 September 2020, 9,108 dengue cases with 14 deaths have been reported in Cambodia (case fatality rate (CFR) 0.1%) The number of cases reported as of week 39 is only 15% of the 61,198 cases reported in the same period in 2019. The number of cases reported weekly remains within the normal range of cases reported from 2014 to 2018.

Singapore: Number of cases in 2020 exceeded 2013 largest outbreak

In week 43, 2020, 565 dengue cases were reported in Singapore, which is lower than the previous weeks, but still higher compared to the same week in 2019 (n= 242). A total of 32,494 cases has been reported as of 24 October 2020, which is higher than the same period in 2013 and 2014, when the largest outbreak was recorded in Singapore’s history.

Philippines: Dengue fever cases are in a downward trend in 2020

During week 42, 11 October to 17 October 2020, a total of 521 dengue cases with one death were reported. This is 94% lower compared to the same period in 2019 (n=9,070). From 1 January to 17 October 2020, there has been a total of 71,785 dengue cases with 277 deaths (CFR 0.4%) reported, 81% lower compared to the 379,597 cases reported in the same period in 2019.

Thailand: Dengue cases approaching 50,000 infections (No update)

As of 12 October 2020, Thailand has reported 44,346 cases and four deaths.

Vietnam: Number of dengue fever cases is in a downward trend as compared to 2019 (No update)

During week 41 (5 to 11 October 2020), there were 4,042 cases reported from 60 out of 63 provinces, without deaths. Of the reported cases, there were 3,122 hospital admissions (77.2%). Compared to the previous week (4,858 cases, no deaths), the number of cases decreased by 16.8%. As of 13 Sep 2020, a total of 70,585 cases of dengue, including seven deaths, were reported in Viet Nam. This is a decrease of 64.8% compared to the same period in 2019.

Sri Lanka: Dengue fever cases on the decrease from August 2020

According to the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, 29,164 dengue cases have been reported as of 20 November 2020. The number of cases has been declining from January until April and increased from May to July before decreasing in August. Colombo and Kandy saw the most number of cases at 4,129 and 3,328 respectively.

India: Dengue cases cross the 15K mark (No update)

As of 30 September 2020, India has reported 16,439 cases, including 12 deaths.

Bangladesh: Zero deaths reported thus far

As of 11 October 2020, Bangladesh has reported 494 dengue cases.

Taiwan: 62 imported cases as of November 2020

As of 20 November 2020, the CDC Taiwan has confirmed 133 cases of dengue fever. Of these, 62 were imported cases, largely from Indonesia (n=20) and Vietnam (n=13). The total figure in 2020 is lower than the 640 cumulative cases reported during the same period in 2019.

Malaysia: Decrease in weekly cases in 2020 as compared to 2019

As of 31 October 2020, a total of 1,040 dengue cases have been reported, bringing the cumulative number of reported cases to 82,753. It is a decrease compared to 110,399 cases for the same period last year. No dengue death was reported in week 44 with a cumulative figure of 133 deaths in 2020, compared to 156 deaths during the same period in 2019. Dengue activity has shown decreasing trend since week 33 and the number of cases reported in week 44 is the lowest in 2019 and in 2020.

Pakistan: 743 cases of dengue in the first 10 months of 2020 (No update)

As of 3 October 2020, Pakistan has reported a total of 743 cases of dengue.

Nepal: 315 dengue cases so far in 2020 (No update)

As of 3 October 2020, Nepal has reported 315 cases.

Myanmar: 20 fatalities recorded in the first half of 2020 (No new update)

According to the ministry's figures, Myanmar reported 2,862 dengue fever infection cases with 20 deaths as of June 27 this year. 20 townships across the country saw the highest infection rates with 1,069 cases and 12 deaths. Regionally, Sagaing region registered with most infection cases of the mosquito-borne disease, followed by Mandalay region and Mon state, respectively. Myanmar reported 24,345 dengue fever infection cases with at least 100 deaths last year.

Maldives: 4,984 cumulative cases for 2019 (No new update)

As of 31 March 2020, the Maldives reported 153 dengue cases.

Indonesia: 500 fatalities due to dengue fever since January (No new update)

As of 4 July 2020, the Indonesian Health Ministry has recorded a total of 70,000 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of this year, with almost 500 fatal cases nationwide. During the first 10 months of 2019, Indonesian health officials reported 110,921 cases of dengue fever.

China: Number of Dengue cases in 2020 is lower in comparison to 2019

In September 2020, 247 dengue cases and no additional deaths were reported in China. The number of cases reported in 2020 is lower in comparison to the same period in 2019 but following an expected seasonal trend.
Data sources: Media releases; updated on 22/11/2020

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