By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In the first 54 days of 2021 alone, Acre registered 1,683 cases of dengue, according to the Department of Health Surveillance of the State Department of Health (Sesacre). Another 7,514 suspicious notifications are under analysis. That number is almost 190% higher than the same period last year.

Aedes aegypti/CDC

Rio Branco leads the ranking of suspected cases, with 43.6% of the total. Tarauacá appears next, with 1,986 notifications under analysis.

A death may have occurred from the disease this year. The case is under analysis. In 2020, three deaths were recorded.

Aedes aegypti mosquito

The capital is in an emergency situation due to the dengue outbreak, which happens amid the worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic and the floods of the main rivers that bathe the cities of Acre.

Brazil has reported 22,332 total dengue cases year to date, including four deaths.