Brazil has registered 382 deaths from the disease this year, informs the Ministry of Health; the statistic exceeds the total number of deaths in 2021

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In addition, 349 other deaths are still under investigation.

In 2022, Brazil suffers from a new dengue epidemic
© Credits: Getty ImagesIn 2022, Brazil suffers from a new dengue epidemic

Brazil has recorded 382 deaths from dengue fever between January and Maycounting until last Saturday (21), according to the bulletin of the Ministry of Health. The number shows that deaths this year exceed all those reported from the disease last year.while there were 246 dengue deaths.

However, the Ministry of Health informs that the data may be higher than what has been disclosed so far: 349 other deaths are still under investigation. If we compare the same period of 2022 with that of 2021, the number of deaths is double that reported last year – an increase of 138.7%. However, there is a 35% reduction compared to 2019.

The country is suffering from a dengue epidemic in 2022. Until last week, 9,318 serious cases of the disease had been confirmed since the beginning of this year. The statistic also exceeded the total number of cases recorded in 2021. Experts point out that the high number of people with the disease could be linked to the increase in poverty in Brazilsuch as the problem of lack of basic sanitation faced by many Brazilians.

São Paulo tops Brazil dengue death chart

So far, São Paulo is the state with the highest number of dengue deaths in 2022: 134 deaths. Next come: Santa Catarina (43 deaths), Goiás (41 deaths), Rio Grande do Sul (35 deaths) and Paraná (31 deaths). Of the verified deaths, 138 are in Goiás, 42 in Minas Gerais, 42 in São Paulo, 31 in Paraná and 25 in the Federal District.

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