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Dengue rising with 11,680 new cases reported in span of 4 weeks — DOH

/ 05:06 PM June 28, 2022
The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said it logged a total of 11,680 cases in a span of four weeks from May 15 to June 11.

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said it logged a total of 11,680 cases over a four-week period from May 15 to June 11.

According to the health department’s Epidemiology Bureau, this translated to a total of 45,416 cases from January 1 to June 11 — which DOH said is 45 percent higher compared to the reported cases in the same period in 2021 was only at 31,320.

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Below are the regions with the highest recorded cases from May 15 to June 11, 2022:

  • Central Luzon: 1,742, (15 percent)
  • Central Visayas: 1,496 (13 percent)
  • Western Visayas: 962 (8 percent)

Meanwhile, below is recorded as the highest since Jan. 1:

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  • Central Visayas: 5,863, (13 percent)
  • Central Luzon: 5,773, (12 percent)
  • Zamboanga Peninsula: 4,416, (10 percent)

The DOH said seven regions (Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao Region, BARMM and CAR) showed an increasing trend in the recent period.

On the other hand, 15 of 17 Regions (Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, BARMM, CAR, NCR) exceeded the alert or epidemic threshold for the past four weeks.

The DOH also said it had recorded a case fatality rate of 0.5 percent or 217 deaths: 39 occurred in January; 37 in February; 34 in March; 45 in April; 58 in May; and four in June.

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