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The Philippines Department of Health reported 15,907 additional dengue fever cases the week ending August 6, bringing the country total to 118,526 cases.


This is an increase of 153 percent compared to the same period in 2021 (46,761).

Central Luzon has reported the most cases to date with 21,242, followed by the Central Visayas (11,363), the National Capital Region (NCR) with 10,937 and the Western Visayas (9,626).

Cagayan Valley region has seen the biggest increase in cases as a percentage. From January 1 to August 6, 2022, the region reported 9,132, an increase of 2361% from the 371 cases reported during the same period in 2021.

The dengue death toll has risen to 399, up from 368 the week prior. During the period in 2021, health officials reported 167 fatalities.