The general director of Health Surveillance in Paraguay, Dr. Guillermo Sequera announced a decrease in chikungunya cases in the past three weeks, noting the country saw just 6,808 cases (down from more than 10,000 cases in the previous report).
Sequera notes Central (1719) and Asunción (1605) are experiencing a significant drop in cases. Likewise, the other health regions also present a decrease in cases.
“Asunción, from having approximately 2,000 notifications per week, now does not reach 500 notifications, the same happens with Central,” said Dr. Sequera.
The northern axis (Concepción, Amambay, San Pedro, Canindeyú) also shows a decline in confirmed cases, as does the central east axis (Alto Paraná, Caaguazú, Caazapá, Guairá, Cordillera).
Since the beginning of the year, Paraguay has reported 72,022 confirmed and probable chikungunya cases with 32,850 reported in Central and 16,660 in Asunción.
The chikungunya death toll has risen to 115 with 64 percent of deaths reported in Central.