Regional Dengue Situation

Laos: Dengue cases in Laos rise to 131

As of 4 March 2021, Dengue cases in Laos have reached 131, according to a report from the Lao Ministry of Health.

Cambodia: Number of dengue cases crossed 1,000 mark in January 2021

As of week 6, 2021, 278 dengue cases and no related deaths have been reported. The cumulative number of cases reported this year (weeks 1-4) is 25.0% of the 1,110 cases reported in the same period in 2020. The number of cases reported weekly remains within the normal range of cases reported from 2015 to 2020, excluding 2019. Reported number of dengue cases is lower in all provinces compared to trends observed in 2020.

Singapore: Dengue cases approaching the 2K mark by April

As of 10 April 2021, the cumulative number of cases was 1,976. 104 dengue cases were reported in the week ending 10 April 2021, 9 cases fewer than the number of cases reported in the previous week. There are 21 active dengue clusters.

Philippines: 32 Dengue fatalities in the first two months of 2021

As of 20 February 2021, 10,260 dengue cases have been reported, including 32 deaths (CFR 0.3%). The number of cases in this period is 72% lower compared to the 36,487 cases reported in the same period in 2020.

Thailand: No Dengue-related fatalities in the first quarter of 2021 (No new update)

As of 22 March 2021, Thailand reported 1,397 cases and no deaths.

Vietnam: Dengue cases approaching 15K mark by the first quarter of 2021

As of 28 February 2021, a total of 13,892 cases of dengue, including three deaths, have been reported. Compared to the same period in 2020 (17,443 cases including three deaths), the cumulative number of cases decreased by 20.4%, with the same number of deaths reported.

Sri Lanka: Batticaloa saw the most number of Dengue fever cases in the first four months of 2021

According to the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, 5,662 dengue cases have been reported as of 15 April 2021. Batticaloa in the Eastern Province and Colombo in the Western Province saw the most number of cases.

Bangladesh: 38 Dengue cases in the first two months of 2021 (No new update)

As of 21 February 2021, the health authorities in Bangladesh have reported a total of 38 dengue cases and no deaths.

Taiwan: First four cases of Dengue fever are imported as of April 2021

As of 19 April 2021, the CDC Taiwan has reported four cases of dengue fever in the first four months of 2021. All were imported cases from Philippines, (n=2), Cambodia (n=1) and Vietnam (n=1).

Malaysia: Dengue cases surpassed 5K mark in the first three months of 2021 (No new update)

During week 9, 2021, 533 dengue cases have been reported, bringing the cumulative number of reported cases to 5,571 as of 6 March 2021. This is a decrease compared to 26,335 cases reported during the same period last year. As of week 9, a total of three deaths due to dengue have been reported in 2021, compared to 41 deaths during the same period in 2020.

Pakistan: 370 cases of Dengue in first three months of 2021 (No new update)

As of 13 March 2021, Nepal has reported 20 cases.

China: Number of Dengue cases in January 2021 is lower in comparison to the same month in 2020 (No new update)

In January 2021, five dengue cases and no deaths were reported in China. The number of cases reported in January 2021 is lower in comparison to January 2020 and other recent years but follows an expected seasonal trend.
Data sources: Media releases; updated on 19/04/2021

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