The Philippines Department of Health continue to see a rise in dengue fever cases and deaths in the archipelago.
According to the latest data released Wednesday, the country has reported 128,346 total dengue cases through August 20. This compares to the 50,982 total cases reported during the same period in 2021, or a 152 percent increase.
Central Luzon has reported the most cases with 23,865, followed by the National Capital Region (NCR) with 12,059, the Central Visayas with 11,936 and the Western Visayas with 10,366.
Health officials have also reported 422 dengue deaths year to date, up from 179 reported in 2021 during the same period.
The Central Visayas has reported the most deaths with 69, with the Western Visayas reporting 55 deaths as the region with the second most deaths.
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