Regional Dengue Situation

Laos: Dengue trend is within seasonally expected levels in January 2021

During week 4, 2021, 26 dengue cases and no deaths were reported in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The number of cases reported in week 4 of 2021 is 3.3 times lower compared to the same period in 2020 when 214 cases were reported.

Cambodia: Number of dengue cases crossed 10,000 mark in 2020 (No new update)

As of 26 December 2020, a total of 11,977 dengue cases with 16 deaths have been reported in Cambodia (case fatality rate (CFR) 0.1%). The cumulative number of cases reported this year (weeks 1-52) is only 17.0% of the 68,657 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: 30 active Dengue clusters in February 2021

In week 4, 2021, 137 dengue cases were reported in Singapore. A total of 651 cases have been reported as of 30 January 2021, which is lower than the same period in recent years, except 2017 and 2018. Weekly trends are within expected seasonal levels. As of 22 February 2021, there are 30 active dengue clusters

Philippines: Twelve Dengue fatalities in January 2021

As of 23 January 2021, 3,353 dengue cases have been reported in 2021, including 12 deaths (CFR 0.4%). The number of cases in this period is 82% lower compared to the 18,972 cases reported in the same period in 2020.

Thailand: No Dengue-related fatalities in the first two months of 2021

As of 23 February 2021, Thailand reported a total of 823 cases and zero deaths.

Vietnam: Dengue cases approaching 10K mark by the first month of 2021

As of 31 January 2021, there was a total of 9,654 cases of dengue without any deaths reported in Viet Nam. Compared to the same period in 2020 (12,007 cases including two deaths), the cumulative number of cases decreased by 19.6%, and one fewer death was reported.

Sri Lanka: Batticaloa saw the most number of Dengue fever cases in the first two months of 2021

According to the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, 3,141 dengue cases have been reported as of 25 February 2021. Batticaloa and Colombo saw the most number of cases at 1,965 and 236 respectively.

Bangladesh: 38 Dengue cases in the first two months of 2021

As of 21 February 2021, the health authorities had reported a total of 38 dengue cases and no deaths.

Taiwan: First three cases of Dengue fever in 2021 are imported

As of 28 February 2021, the CDC Taiwan has confirmed the first three cases of dengue fever in 2021. All three were imported cases from Cambodia, Philippines and Vietnam respectively.

Malaysia: Dengue cases approaching 3K mark by the first month of 2021

During week 4, 2021, a total of 586 dengue cases have been reported, bringing the cumulative number of reported cases to 2,722 as of 23 January 2021. This is a decrease compared to 12,592 cases reported in the same period last year. As of week 4, a total of two deaths due to dengue have been reported in 2021, compared to 14 deaths during the same period in 2020.

Pakistan: 252 cases of Dengue in first two months of 2021

As of 13 February 2021, Pakistan reported a total of 252 cases of dengue.

Nepal: Eleven Dengue cases in the first two months of 2021

As of 14 February 2021, Nepal reported a total of 11 Dengue cases.

Myanmar: 32 fatalities recorded in the first half of 2020 (No new update)

According to official figures, Myanmar reported 4,121 dengue fever infections with 32 deaths as of July 11 this year. 89% of infected patients are children below the age of 15. 69% of the dengue cases occur in villages. Sagaing, Mandalay, Yangon, Magwe regions and Mon State are the areas with the highest dengue infections.

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 (No new update)

In December 2020, nine 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 and other recent years but follows an expected seasonal trend.
Data sources: Media releases; updated on 01/03/2021

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