Regional Dengue Situation

Laos: Dengue fever cases on the rise

Dengue cases in Laos have reached 3,202 with eight deaths as of 16 July 2020, according to Lao Ministry of Health report. The highest number of dengue patients was reported in the Lao capital Vientiane with 678, while 401 cases were recorded in Vientiane province, and 359 cases in Bolikhamxay province. The eight deaths included three in Vientiane, two in Bolikhamxay, and one each in Khammuan, Xayaboury and Xieng Khuang province.

Singapore: Expected number of cases in 2020 is expected to exceed 2013 outbreak

As of 14 July 2020, there were 17,249 dengue cases recorded in Singapore, more than the 15,998 dengue cases recorded for the whole of 2019. The total number of cases this year is expected to exceed the 22,170 cases reported in 2013, the largest dengue outbreak in Singapore’s history.

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

As of 30 May 2020, a cumulative total of 50,169 dengue cases with 173 deaths (CFR 0.34%) has been reported. During week 22 2020, 210 dengue cases with one death were reported in the Philippines. This is 94% lower compared to the same time period in 2019 (n=3,755). The cumulative figure as of week 22 is 43% lower compared to the 92,808 cases with 452 deaths (CFR 0.49%) reported in the same period in 2019.

Thailand: Dengue cases tops 25,000 cases

As of 10 July 2020, the Bureau of Epidemiology reported 25,708 total dengue fever cases in all 77 provinces. Of this total, 7645 are dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases and 212 are dengue shock syndrome (DSS) cases. Fifteen deaths have been reported. Provinces with the highest incidence include Chaiyaphum, Rayong, Khon Kaen, Mae Hong Son and Nakhon Ratchasima.

Vietnam: Number of dengue fever cases is in a downward trend as compared to 2019

As of 7 June 2020, the cumulative number of dengue cases in Vietnam was 31,966 with three deaths. The figures were lower compared to 71,593 cases with seven deaths reported during the same period in 2019. During week 23 2020, there were 1,144 cases reported from 38 out of 63 provinces with no death, of which 88% were hospitalized. Compared to the same week in 2019 (3,536 cases, 0 death), number of cases decreased by 3.1 times.

Sri Lanka: Dengue fever cases on a decline since January

According to the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, a total of 23,371 dengue cases has been reported from the country as of 10 July 2020. The number of cases has been declining since January. Colombo and Trincomalee saw the most number of cases at 3,284 and 2,253 respectively.

India: More than four-fold rise in dengue incidence in Karnataka (No update)

India reported 136,422 cases nationwide as of end November 2019.

Bangladesh: Zero deaths reported thus far

A total of 326 dengue cases was registered across Bangladesh as of 3 July 2020, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Taiwan: Imported cases are reported in the first six months of 2020

As of 22 June 2020, the CDC Taiwan has confirmed a total of 56 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 2019

As of 13 June 2020, a cumulative number of 50,511 dengue cases and 88 fatalities has been reported. It is a decrease of 6,308 cases, compared to 56,819 cases for the same period last year.

Pakistan: 197 cases of dengue

As of 6 June 2020, a total of 197 dengue cases was reported.

Nepal: Rupandehi had most number of dengue cases

According to Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, under the Department of Health Services, a total of 65 cases of dengue has been reported in 23 districts across the country as of 27 May 2020. Rupandehi has reported 14 cases while Kathmandu valley has reported ten cases – six from Kathmandu and four from Lalitpur — of the mosquito-borne illness. Meanwhile, nine cases each have been reported from Myagdi and Kaski and three cases each have been reported in Kapilvastu and Morang. Similarly, two cases of dengue have been reported in Sunsari and one case each has been reported in Dadeldhura, Ramechhap and Terathum districts.

Myanmar: 20 fatalities recorded in the first half of 2020

According to the ministry's figures, Myanmar reported 2,862 dengue fever infection cases with 20 deaths as of June 27 this year. Twenty townships across the country saw the highest infection rates with 1,069 cases and 12 deaths. Regionally, Sagaing region registered the most cases, 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 update)

As of 31 December 2019, the number of dengue fever cases registered in the Maldives is 4,984.

Indonesia: 500 fatalities due to dengue fever since January

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: Dengue cases in decreasing trend since September 2019

In 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 18/07/2020

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