The Marriaqua and Chateaubelair Health Districts are now ranked as 4th and 5th for the number of reported cases of Dengue Fever. Persons in the 0-15-year-old age group continue to account for the majority of cases, with an attack rate of 3.54% in the 5-14-year age group.
The mosquito-borne disease continues to affect all health districts, with most cases reported as occurring in persons who live in the Pembroke, Kingstown and Calliaqua Health Districts.
There has been a total of 1,617 laboratory-confirmed cases of dengue fever. There have been 7 seven deaths recorded in direct relation to the disease, the latest death being a 10-year-old female with an underlying cardiac condition.
The Ministry reports that there has been a consistent decrease in the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of dengue fever. There has also been a decrease in clinically diagnosed cases of dengue fever.