Dengue cases nearly triple since last year
MANILA, Philippines — Dengue cases reported during the first 10 months of the year are nearly triple the number of cases reported during the same period last year, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
The DOH’s disease surveillance report recorded 196,728 dengue cases from Jan. 1 to Nov. 5 this year, including 642 deaths.
It said the figure is 191 percent higher than the 67,537 dengue cases reported during the same period last year, including 247 deaths.
By region, Central Luzon recorded the most dengue cases with 38,640, followed by Metro Manila with 22,666 and Calabarzon with 16,575.
Central Visayas recorded 98 deaths, the highest number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease, followed by Central Luzon and Western Visayas with 83 deaths each.
Meanwhile, the highest increase in dengue cases was in Cagayan Valley with 16,522 cases. This is 1,819 percent higher than the 861 cases reported in the same period last year.
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