Santo Domingo.– The death toll from dengue fever in the country has risen to 59 this year so far, according to figures from the Health Ministry.
Dengue fever has mostly affected the northern, central and southern regions including Santo Domingo, where 76 per cent of the cases were reported in August.
The Health Ministry said a total of 8,704 dengue cases have been registered in 2013. Last week alone, three deaths and 602 cases of infection were reported. One of the fatal victims was a three-year-old boy from eastern Santo Domingo.