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The Peru Ministry of Health has reported 115,949 dengue cases through Epidemiological week 21 (EW 21).

This is 161% higher than those reported in the same period of 2022 and 365% higher compared to the average of the last 5 years.

60,178 (51.9%) were laboratory confirmed and 293 (0.25%) were classified as severe dengue.

The northern Peruvian city of Piura has become the epicenter of the dengue outbreak. To date, 33,986 cases have been reported in Piura, followed by Lima (13,260) and Lambayeque (11,454).

To date in 2023, 166 deaths have been reported (119 confirmed).

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