The number of dengue fever deaths in SC will already more than double in 2021

Dive / SC (Directorate of Epidemiological Surveillance) recorded five new dengue deaths in Santa Catarina, appears in a weekly epidemiological bulletin released on Friday (22nd).

As a result, the number of victims who died of the virus in 2022 rose to 16 – more than double the full year 2021, when residents of seven states did not oppose the disease. 13 suspected dengue deaths are still being investigated in Santa Catarina.

Costa e Silva has 39 confirmed cases of dengue fever in 2022 – Photo: Arquivo / Thiago Bonin / NDTV

This year, 20,539 dengue infections have been diagnosed in the state. Of these, approximately 17,000 cases were obtained within the borders of Santa Catarina (indigenous peoples). Compared to the same period last year, the number of cases has increased by 153 percent.

“It is an important number of cases. It is the largest case register to date since the first data in 2010. We are concerned about this,” says João Augusto Brancher Fuck of the Epidemiological Surveillance Department.

“As for the entomological situation, until 21 April 2022, 126 municipalities were considered contaminated, an increase of 12.5% ​​compared to the same period in 2021, when 112 municipalities were in this condition,” the release said.

Municipality of the epidemic

Cases of the original dengue (which infects within the state) have already been reported in at least 87 municipalities in Santa Catarina. Of these, 33 are epidemic with at least 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Of the 33 municipalities, 29 are located in the western region.

See full list:

  • Belmonte;
  • East;
  • Iporã do Oeste;
  • Wonderful;
  • Romelândia;
  • Guaraciaba;
  • Harvest;
  • Monday;
  • Colonel Freitas;
  • palm hearts;
  • Abelard Luz;
  • São José do Cedro;
  • Caibi;
  • South Caxambu;
  • Sertão flower;
  • Concord;
  • Xanxerê;
  • Tunapolis;
  • St. Helena;
  • Ascurra;
  • São Miguel do Oeste;
  • Rude;
  • Cold waters;
  • Peritiba;
  • Cunha Pora;
  • High mountain range;
  • Joinville;
  • Xavantine;
  • Santa Terezinha do Progresso;
  • Wealth;
  • firecrackers;
  • Nova Itaberaba; and
  • Iraceminha.

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