Minsa reports 773 cases of dengue nationwide

The Department of Epidemiology of the General Directorate of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), indicates that up to week 22, 99 cases of dengue have been reported, of which 26 correspond to the current week, for a cumulative of 773 cases at the level national with an incidence rate of 17 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.

The report indicates that, in the endemic channel of confirmed cases in the country, a gradual increase is observed in relation to previous weeks, highlighting that the previous week was with more registered cases.

11 hospitalized cases are reported, of which 4 correspond to this week from the regions of Bocas del Toro, Coclé, Panamá Oeste and Panamá Metro and the rest of the cases correspond to week 19 (1) and 21 (6) cases

The regions that have the most cases with in-hospital care are Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí and Metropolitana with 19 cases each, however, the regions that have registered serious cases are: San Miguelito (2), Colón (1) and Metropolitana ( 1) and one death in San Miguelito.

Bocas del Toro is the region with the highest risk with a rate of 139 cases per 100 inhabitants.

In addition, the statistics reveal that all age groups cases are registered, with fewer cases in those under one year of age, this week there was an increase in the incidence rate in the ages of 15-19 years, this being the highest with 23 cases per 100,000 inhabitants of that same group. However, the group that registers the most cases is that of 25-34 years with 140 cases.

The Minsa reminds the population to strengthen the fight against the transmitting mosquito and also avoid breeding sites.

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