In a new bulletin, released last Friday, the State Department of Health (SES) confirmed two more deaths from dengue in Mato Grosso do Sul. The victims are elderly people, between 69 and 90 years old, who lived in the municipalities of Aquidauana and Naviraí.
In the first four months of this year, the State already has 19 deaths from dengue. The number of deaths in these first four months is already equivalent to 79% of deaths in 2022, the year in which 24 people died from dengue. Compared to 2021, the year in which 14 died, the number of deaths is already 35.7% higher.
This year’s deaths were recorded in the municipalities of Três Lagoas (6), Aquidauana (2), Campo Grande (2), Dourados (2), Amambai (1), Brasilândia (1), Guia Lopes da Laguna (1), Ivinhema (1), Laguna Carapã (1), Naviraí (1) and Ribas do Rio Pardo (1).
In all, 20,160 cases of the disease have already been confirmed, a number that is close to the total registered in the entire year of 2022 (21,328), and already exceeds the year of 2021 (8,027).