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The Bolivia Ministry of Health and Sports reported 579 new dengue fever cases, bringing the cumulative total to 6,453.

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The department of Santa Cruz is the province with the highest number of infected with a total of 4,869, Beni 797, Tarija 359, La Paz 159, Pando 55, Chuquisaca 132 and Cochabamba 62.

The total number of deaths reached 26.

The national head of the Ministry of Health’s Program for Reemerging and Diseases, Rubén Montero, reported that Bolivia is under siege by dengue serotype 2.

“The serotype that is predominating now is serotype 2, which has more complications and is much stronger, more aggressive in patients, than in the case of (dengue) 1,” said the Health authority.