Epidemiological Update: Dengue in the context of COVID-19 - 3 December 2020

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 47 of 2020, 2,163,354 dengue cases were reported in the Region of the Americas (incidence rate of 221.6 cases per 100,000 population), including 872 deaths. Of these cases, 963,787 (45%) were confirmed by laboratory criteria and 5,197 (0.2%) were classified as severe dengue. The case fatality rate was 0.04%, the lowest recorded in the last 10 years, despite being an epidemiologically complex year for dengue due to the simultaneous pandemic transmission of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).