St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Tuesday, recorded another death due to dengue fever.
The death of a 15-year-old female brings to eight the number of persons to have succumbed to the illness during the current outbreak or the mosquito-borne disease.
The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said that the deceased, who was asthmatic, was admitted to hospital early in January 2021 with acute dengue fever and a severe allergic drug reaction.
“After remaining stable initially, the teenager developed complications one week ago, deteriorated and died today,” NEMO said.
The country has recorded 1,790 laboratory-confirmed cases of dengue fever during the outbreak, which began in 2020.