By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Saint Lucia, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reported a total of 1,816 dengue cases (1,316 confirmed, 500 suspect), including 3 deaths attributed to Dengue infection.

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Currently the hospitalization rate is at 20 percent. The Districts with the highest number of cases include Gros Islet, Castries, Vieux Fort, Castries B, Micoud, and Dennery.

Both Dengue serotypes 2 and 3 continue to be prevalent in confirmed cases.

On 26 August 2020, St. Lucia’s Ministry of Health and Wellness declared an outbreak of dengue fever.

September was the peak month with 32% of new cases, followed by October with 28%. November and December reported fewer cases (9% and 2% respectively) suggesting a decline and a move toward the end of the epidemic curve.