Tribuna do Norte – Health declares dengue epidemic in Paraná

The Minister of Health (Sesa) yesterday declared a dengue epidemic in Paraná due to an increase in the number of cases. As of August 2021 to date, the state accounts for more than 80,000 reports of the disease and five deaths. In the previous bulletin, 14,964 more notifications were recorded than in the previous week. In the area of ​​Regional Health 16 (RS), two municipalities are still in epidemic and two others are on alert. A total of 12 cities have disease records, for a total of 1,274 confirmations.

An epidemiological report released yesterday brought 803 confirmed cases of dengue fever in Arapongas, 201 more than a week ago. The municipality, which has already registered deaths from one disease, has made 1,957 notifications, 528 cases under investigation and 620 cases rejected.

Marumbi, which is also in epidemic, recorded 382 cases of dengue fever, 84 more than a week ago. The report released yesterday also brought 578 notifications, 47 cases under investigation and 149 rejected.

Faxinal, which has 20 confirmed cases, and Grandes Rios, which has 19. Surveillance also includes Apucarana (26), Bom Sucesso (6), Borrazópolis (7), Jandaia do Sul (3), Kaloré (4). ., Marilândia do Sul (1), Sabáudia (2) and São Pedro do Ivaí (1).

“In every weekly bulletin, the numbers referred to this result. Despite the constant monitoring of environmental monitoring, the figures have risen and now we have to reverse the situation. We do not want more cases and, above all, new deaths,” said Health Minister César Neves. and we are re-inviting the population to this confrontation. “

According to Sesa, the numbers in the weekly dengue report published this Tuesday (19) show that the probable and confirmed cases exceed the expectations of the epidemiological period – hence the configuration of the epidemic scenario.

80,004 cases have been reported, which is 14,964 more than in the previous week. Data are from the 34th epidemiological report, for the current season of the disease, which began on August 1 and continues through July 2022.

The document also states that 365 municipalities have reported cases, 287 of which were confirmed. The number of confirmed cases in one week increased by 39.86 per cent, from 16,560 to 23,161, and no deaths have been reported.

The western and northern macro-regions focus on the most confirmed cases. Francisco Beltrão, Medianeira, Arapongas, Cascavel, Salto do Lontra, Ampére, Catanduvas, Iracema do Oeste and Realeza were the municipalities with the highest number of confirmed cases in the last six weeks.

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