By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Health officials in the province are reporting a 43 percent increase in dengue fever cases through July 20 this year. To date, 4,230 cases have been reported, compared to 2,948 during the same period in 2018.
Kabankalan City has seen the most cases with 596.
Province-wide, 27 deaths have been recorded, a slight decrease from last year at this time (30).
The provincial government approved a resolution yesterday placing the province under a state of calamity due to the increases in dengue- the province surpassed both the alert and epidemic thresholds for dengue.
The 1162 dengue cases reported is triple the number of cases reported last year at this time.
Borongan City has seen the most cases with 242.
Unlike most of the Philippines, Dagupan City in Pangasinan province has seen a decrease in dengue cases. The City Health Office (CHO) here recorded 77 cases of dengue fever from January to July 29, which is 81.8 percent lower than the 424 cases recorded in the same period last year.
Health officials say that despite the encouraging numbers, people should not become complacent.
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