Dengue cases in Negros Occidental from January 1 to July 2 hit 1,206 or 165 percent higher than last year's 751 cases, a Provincial Health Office report said yesterday.
The number of deaths remained at four for this year.
The PHO also identified 16 barangays that had three or more dengue cases in 4 consecutive weeks.
They are barangays Mailum, Poblacion and Calumangan in Bago City, Bulata, Lina-on and Calamanda-an in Cauayan, Camangcamang in Isabela, Tagukon - Kabankalan, Consuleo in La Carlota, Bagtic, Balaring, Mambulac and Lantad - Silay City, Manlucahoc and Gil Montilla in Sipalay City and Tabao Proper in Valladolid.
Silay City remained the topnotcher with 160 dengue cases, followed by Bago City at 106, San Carlos City 101, Himamaylan City 99 and Kabankalan City 78.
Other dengue cases were in Cauayan 69, La Carlota City 55, Victorias City 53, Talisay City 46, Sagay City - 45, Binalbagan - 34, Hinigaran 33, Isabela 33, Pontevedra 29, Sipalay City 27, Calatrava - 26, Ilog 25, San Enrique 25, Cadiz City 19, Valladolid -19, EB Magalona 18, Escalante City 17, Manapla -17, Murcia 16, Hinoba-an 13, Moises Padilla -12, Candoni -9 , La Castellana 8, Salvador Benedicto 8, Pulupandan - 3 and Toboso 3.*CPG
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