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The Colombia National Public Health Surveillance System (Sivigila) reports through August 12 this year (Epi Week 32), 67,944 cases of dengue have been reported, including 989 cases of severe dengue (1.5%).

The incidence of dengue at the national level is 90.0 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. 62.8% (42,636) of the cases notified in the country come from of Meta, Tolima, Santander, Cali, Cesar, Bolívar, Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Sucre and Cordoba.

At epidemiological week 32, 2023, 44 deaths from dengue have been confirmed nationwide for a mortality rate of 0.12 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and lethality of 0.06%.

The territorial entities with the highest dengue fatalities (greater than 0.10%) were Amazonas, Norte from Santander, La Guajira, Magdalena, Sucre, Arauca, Chocó, Nariño.

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Since 2007 a fluctuating behavior has been observed of dengue in Colombia with epidemic cycles approximately every three years, which started in 2010, followed by 2013, 2016 and 2019.

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