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Dengue cases triple in July reporting period compared to last year, latest fatality an adult

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Dengue cases here have tripled as of 23 July or on the end of 29th mortality week of 2022 compared the same period last year,with the latest fatality a man, 31, Taculing village.

The Epidemiological Surveillance Unit reported 443 dengue cases as of 23 July 2022 based on their weekly monitoring.

Cases have also increased to 50 more compared to last week’s 393.

This figure is 216. 4% higher than what was reported last year.

The City Health Office is currently catering patients with fever for Dengue NS1 test.

Sanitation inspectors were also tasked to assist the village officials on their implementation of dengue action plans.

Villages with highest cases are Mansilingan with 35, Tangub and Estefania (35 each), Taculing (33), Singcang (31), Alijis (28), Sum-ag and Villamonte (27 each), Mandalagan (25), Handumanan and Cabug (19 each), Granada (17), and Felisa, Banago and Bata (11 each).

Mira Nicole Magbanua
Mira Nicole Magbanua
Nicole Magbanua is a voice artist, a fledgling journalist, and a driven young leader, out to maximize her full potential through a mic, a script, and her vocal chords.
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