Regional Dengue Situation

Laos: Laos records 25 new cases of dengue fever

As of 12 June 2020, Lao PDR has reported a cumulative of 1,733 dengue cases, with five fatalities, according to the Center of Information and Education for Health under Lao Ministry of Health. The highest number of dengue patients were reported in Lao capital Vientiane, at 403 with two deaths, while 241 cases were reported in Vientiane province, and 213 cases were reported in Attapeu province.

Singapore: Weekly cases are expected to go up due to the uprising of DENV-3

As of 15 June 2020, a cumulative number of 11,166 dengue cases have been reported. The total number of cases this year is expected to be similar to or 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 16 May 2020, Philippines reported a cumulative total of 49,234 dengue fever cases. During week 20, a total of 261 dengue cases were reported in the Philippines. This is 91% lower compared to the same time period in 2019 (n=2,843). The cumulative figure as of week 20 is 43% lower compared to the 86,011 cases reported in the same period in 2019.

Thailand: Thailand issues national warning over dengue fever

As of 4 June 2020, the Ministry of Public Health issued a warning that more than 14,000 people have contracted dengue fever across the country’s 77 provinces, and 11 have died so far this year.

Cambodia sees five-fold decrease in dengue cases from 2019

As of 17 May 2020, a total of 2,305 dengue cases without any fatality have been reported in Cambodia. The number of cases reported is fivefold lower compared to that in the same period 2019 with 12,181 cases and 14 deaths.

Vietnam: Number of dengue fever cases is in a downward trend

As 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 January

According to the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, a total of 20,983 dengue cases has been reported in Sri Lanka as of 17 June 2020. The number of cases has been declining since January. Colombo and Trincomalee saw the most number of cases at 3,031 and 2,228 respectively.

Bangladesh: Dhaka is the epicenter of the Dengue outbreak

A total of 311 dengue cases were registered across Bangladesh as of 13 June 2020, according to the Directorate General of Health Services. Dhaka is the epicenter of the outbreak with 243 cases.

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

As of 18 June 2020, the CDC Taiwan has confirmed a total of 55 cases of dengue fever, all of which were imported cases. This figure is lower than the 540 imported cases reported during the same period in 2019.

Malaysia: Decrease in weekly cases in 2020 as compared to 2019

The cumulative number of reported cases from 29 December 2019 to 30 May 2020 was 46,713 cases, a decrease of 6,228 cases (11.8%), compared to 52,941 cases for the same period last year. No dengue death reported in the 22nd week with a cumulative figure of 82 deaths in 2020 compared to 81 deaths during the same period last year in 2019.

Nepal: Rupandehi had most dengue cases so far

According 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).

Pakistan: Karachi has the highest number of dengue cases

As of 13 January 2020, a total of 131 dengue cases were detected in Sindh province to date out of which, 126 happened in Karachi and one each from Hyderabad, Tharparkar), Shikarpur, Sukkur and Naushero Feroze.

Myanmar: Three fatalities recorded in the first 4 months of 2020

As 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 January

As 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 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 18/06/2020

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