Regional Dengue Situation

Laos: Thirteen dengue deaths as of December 2020 (No new update)

As of 5 December 2020, the cumulative number of dengue cases in Laos is 7,554, with 13 deaths. This is 5.1 times lower compared to the same period in 2019 when 38,753 cases were reported. The trend is within seasonally expected levels.

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

As of 5 December 2020, 11,568 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 1-49) is 17.0% of the 67,893 cases reported in the same period in 2019.

Singapore: 52 active Dengue clusters in second week of 2021

195 dengue cases were reported in the week ending 9 January 2021, one case more than in the previous week. As of 11 January 2021, there are 52 active dengue clusters.

Philippines: Dengue fever cases are in a downward trend in 2020 (No new update)

During week 48, 2020, 864 dengue cases were reported, with three deaths. This is 84% lower compared to the same period in 2019 (n=5,276). From 1 January to 28 November 2020, a total of 79,218 dengue cases with 306 deaths (CFR 0.4%) has been reported, which is 81% lower compared to the 421,749 cases reported in the same period in 2019.

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

As of 13 December 2020, Thailand has reported 49,447 cases and six deaths.

Vietnam: Dengue fever cases in a downward trend in 2020 as compared to 2019 (No new update)

During week 48 (23 - 29 November 2020), there were 3,654 cases reported from 56 out of 63 provinces, with no dengue-related deaths. Of the reported cases, there were 2,860 hospital admissions (78.3%). Compared to the previous week (4,473 cases, no deaths), the number of cases decreased by 18.3%. As of 29 November 2020, 121,398 cases of dengue, including 19 deaths, were reported in Vietnam. Compared to the same period in 2019 (314,468 cases including 54 deaths), the cumulative number of cases reported in 2020 decreased by 61.4%, with 35 fewer deaths.

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

According to the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, 554 dengue cases have been reported as of 13 January 2021. Batticaloa and Colombo saw the most number of cases at 372 and 356 respectively.

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

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

Bangladesh: Total Dengue deaths of seven in 2020

A total of 1405 people contracted Dengue fever, with 7 confirmed deaths from the fever in 2020.

Taiwan: First imported case of dengue fever in 2021

As of 14 January 2021, the CDC Taiwan has confirmed the first case of dengue fever in 2021. It was an imported case from Cambodia.

Malaysia: Decrease cumulative cases in 2020 as compared to 2019 (No new update)

As of 12 December 2020, the cumulative number of reported dengue cases is 88,074. It is a decrease compared to 124,777 cases for the same period last year. No dengue deaths were reported in week 50 with a cumulative figure of 141 deaths in 2020, compared to 174 deaths during the same period in 2019. Dengue activity has a decreasing trend since week 33 and the number of cases reported in week 50 is the lowest in 2019 and in 2020.

Pakistan: Number of dengue cases crossed 3,000 mark (No new update)

As of 5 December 2020, Pakistan has reported 3,619 cases of dengue this year.

Nepal: 414 dengue cases so far in 2020 (No new update)

As of 6 December 2020, Nepal has reported 414 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.

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 (No new update)

In September 2020, 287 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 18/01/2021

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