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Yucatán remains in the first national place in Dengue

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Yucatán remains in the first national place when it comes to Dengue in Mexico, for the fifteenth consecutive week, and reported five new deaths due to probable dengue in seven days, the federal Ministry of Health (SSA) reported on Thursday, December 7.

In its report for week 48 (from Tuesday, November 28 to Monday, December 4) of 2023, the SSA specified that Yucatán now has 49,732 probable cases of dengue, 10,112 confirmed cases, 32,278 probable cases and 97 deaths due to probable dengue (11 confirmed by this disease, 60 under study and 26 ruled out).

The probable cases accumulated from January 1 to December 4 exceed the number of inhabitants of the sixth most populated city in Yucatán: Progreso, which has 41,965 residents according to the 2020 Census. Tizimín is the fifth most populated Yucatecan city, with 52,593 people.

In week 47 (from Tuesday, November 21 to Monday, November 27) the Yucatecan entity had 49,179 probable cases, 10,001 confirmed and 32,037 estimated, as well as 92 deaths (11 confirmed, 55 under study and 26 ruled out).

According to these figures, in seven days in Yucatán 553 patients with dengue symptoms consulted a doctor (that is, 79 probable cases were registered daily), 111 tested positive for dengue in a laboratory test (15 or 16 confirmed cases daily), In reality – according to authorities estimates – 241 people fell ill with dengue (about 34 per day) and five patients died under suspicion of dengue.

The SSA did not publish how many hospitalized patients due to dengue with alarming or serious signs there are in Yucatán until week 48. The accumulated number was 7,531 patients hospitalized from week 1 to 47.

In Mexico, indicated the SSA, Veracruz remains the second hot spot for dengue, with 38,439 probable cases, 10,083 confirmed and 22,874 estimated, and 170 deaths due to probable dengue (40 confirmed, 68 under study and 62 ruled out).

Quintana Roo continues in third place, with 22,100 probable cases, 4,589 confirmed and 11,220 estimated, and 86 deaths due to probable dengue (22 confirmed, 26 under study and 38 ruled out).

TYT Newsroom

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