Regional Dengue Situation

Bangladesh: Dengue cases approaching 30,000

As of 28 December 2021, 28,429 cases, including 105 deaths have been reported. Bangladesh experienced the second highest number of cases and fatalities in 2021, since the country witnessed the highest dengue cases in 2019, when 101,354 patients were infected and 179 died.

Cambodia

As of 6 November 2021, 1,523 dengue cases, including four deaths, have been reported in Cambodia. Nevertheless, the number of cases reported weekly remains lower than the normal range of cases reported from 2015 to 2020. The reported number of dengue cases is lower in all provinces compared to trends observed in 2020.

India

As of 31 December 2021, 123,106 dengue cases have been reported, including 90 deaths. Uttar Pradesh and Punjab saw the greatest number of cases.

Laos

The cumulative number of cases reported as of 4 December 2021 is 1,328. This is lower compared to 7,478 cases reported during the same period in 2020.

Malaysia: Decrease in Dengue cases in 2021 compared to 2020

As of 11 December 2021, the cumulative number of reported cases is 24,589, inclusive of 19 deaths. This is a 72% decrease compared to 87,279 cases (inclusive of 140 deaths) reported during the same period in 2020.

Philippines

As of 13 November 2021, 66,655 dengue cases with 237 deaths (CFR 0.4%) have been reported. This is 18% lower compared to the 81,396 cases reported in the same period in 2020.

Singapore: Dengue cases surpassed 5,000 in 2021

As of 31 December 2021, 5,060 dengue cases have been reported. This includes five dengue-related deaths. This is 85.7% reduction as compared to the same period in 2020. The weekly case counts have been stable and below the epidemic threshold since January 2021.

Sri Lanka: Dengue cases surpassed 19,000 mark

According to the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, 19,087 dengue cases have been reported as of 31 December 2021. Batticaloa in the Eastern Province and Colombo in the Western Province saw the greatest number of cases.

Vietnam

As of 4 December 2021, 68,268 cases of dengue, including 21 deaths, have been reported in Viet Nam. Compared to the same period in 2020 (126,064 cases including 24 deaths), the cumulative number of cases is lower by 46%.

Data sources: Media releases; updated on 05/01/2022

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