The Department of Health (DOH) 7 in the Central Visayas is reporting 125 percent increase in dengue fever cases in 2018 year to date compared to 2017.
2,057 dengue cases with 37 fatalities were recorded in the province from January to November 2018, compared to the 917 cases with eight deaths logged in the same period last year, according to the DOH’s Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU).
Most of the dengue cases this year were recorded in Tagbilaran City with 271 cases, and in Dauis town with 189 cases, the RESU report showed.
Dauis Mayor Miriam Sumaylo on Friday declared an outbreak due to the rising number of dengue cases in the municipality.
The Department of Health-Cordillera Autonomous Region (DoH-CAR) has reported a doubling in dengue cases during the first 10 months of 2018.
From January 1 to October 31, dengue fever cases rose to 6,899 or more than double the 3,431 cases recorded during the same period last year.
Eleven fatalities were reported.
Dengue cases were from Kalinga with 1,210; Apayao, 1,203 cases; Benguet, 1,083; Abra, 913; Ifugao, 719; Baguio City, 505; Mountain Province, 243; and non-CAR provinces, 1,023.
The Philippines Department of Health’s latest national published data only goes through the first half of the year.
As of the end of July, 69,088 cases were reported across the archipelago. This includes 366 deaths.
We look forward to seeing updated data from the DOH soon.
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