Regional Dengue Situation
Laos: Dengue burden is 70% lower than in 2019As of end April 2020, Lao PDR has reported a cummulative of 858 dengue cases, with one fatality. This is 69.9% lower compared to the same period in 2019, with 2,824 cases reported. The trend is within seasonally expected levels.
Singapore: Weekly cases are expected to go up due to the uprising of DENV-3As of 9 May 2020, 7,085 dengue cases have been reported. This number is more than double the number of cases reported for the same period in 2019 and in 2018.
Philippines: Dengue fever cases are in a downward trend in 2020As of 18 April 2020, Philippines reported a cummulative total of 47,226 dengue fever cases. During week 16 2020, a total of 226 dengue cases and 4 deaths were reported in the Philipines. This is 89% lower compared to the same time period in 2019 (n=2,093). The cummulative figure as of week 16 is 38% lower compared to the 75,563 cases reported in the same period in 2019.
Thailand: Dengue fever outbreak continues from 2019As of 27 April 2020, the Ministry of Public Health reported 10,093 dengue fever cases and nine fatalities. The top five provinces with dengue burden were Rayong, Ang Thong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Pathom and Khon Kaen provinces.
Cambodia sees five-fold decrease in dengue cases from 2019As of 25 April 2020, Cambodia reported a total 2,004 dengue cases with no fatalities. The number of cases reported is fivefold decrease compared to that in the same period in 2019 with 8,714 cases and 10 deaths.
Vietnam: Number of dengue fever cases is in a downward trendAs of 26 April 2020, there have been a total of 25,282 cases with three deaths reported. Compared to the same period in 2019 (56,189 cases, 6 deaths), cumulative number of cases decreased by 55%.
Sri Lanka: Dengue cases on a decline since JanuaryAccording to the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, a total of 19,244 dengue cases have been reported from the country as of 19 May 2020. The number of cases has been declining since January. Colombo and Trincomalee saw the greatest number of cases at 2,728 and 2,205 respectively.
Bangladesh: Number of Dengue cases in the first quarter is approximately four times higher than that of 2019As of 28 April 2020, Bangladesh has reported 294 dengue cases. Bangladesh experienced a massive dengue outbreak in 2019, with 101,354 cases that claimed 164 lives.
Taiwan: Imported cases are reported in the first five month of 2020As of 19 May 2020, the CDC Taiwan has confirmed a total of 52 cases of dengue fever, all of which were imported cases. This figure is lower than the 640 imported cases reported during the same period in 2019.
Malaysia: Decrease in weekly cases in 2020 as compared to 2019The cumulative number of reported cases from 29 December 2019 to 2 May 2020 was 40,397 cases, a decrease of 4,352 cases (9.7%), compared to 44,749 cases for the same period last year. Four deaths were reported in the same reporting week with a cumulative figure of 68 deaths in 2020, slightly lower (n=71) than that reported during the same period in 2019.
Nepal: Rupandehi had most dengue cases so farAccording to data released by Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, 36 dengue cases have been reported across the country from January till 13 March 2020. Rupandehi has reported the highest number of cases (11 cases).
Myanmar: Three fatalities recorded in the first 4 months of 2020As of 30 April 2020, more than 800 dengue cases were recorded with three deaths in Myanmar's regions and states this year.
Indonesia: 254 fatalities due to dengue fever since JanuaryAs of 8 April 2020, the Indonesian Health Ministry has recorded a total of 39,876 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of this year, with at least 254 fatal cases nationwide. During the first 10 months of 2019, Indonesian health officials reported 110,921 cases of dengue fever.
China: Dengue cases in decreasing trend since September 2019In March 2020, 16 dengue cases with zero deaths were reported in China. The number of cases reported is 69% lower during the same period in 2019. Cumulative dengue cases for January-March 2020 is 104 which is 65% lower compared to the same period in 2019.
Data sources: Media releases; updated on 23/05/2020