With a spike of 364 confirmed cases in the past week, Jalisco continues to top the national chart for dengue in Mexico, federal authorities confirm.
This state now accounts for 4,676 of the 19,852 confirmed cases of dengue registered throughout the country – 23.5 percent. (Cases are likely to be much higher due to unreported cases, authorities acknowledge.) The Jalisco municipalities with the highest rates of contagion are Jocotepec, Zapotitlán de Vadillo and Atoyac. Even though Jalisco is the hardest hit state in Mexico, the panorama is significantly better than last year. Only nine people have died this year from dengue, the Jalisco Health Department (SSJ) says, compared with 24 during the same period in 2019.