The dengue death toll in Negros Occidental from January 1 to March 31 has hit seven, or two higher than last year, a Provincial Health Office report showed yesterday.
The seven deaths were in Cadiz City – four, EB Magalona – one, La Carlota City – one, and Bago City – one.
The reported dengue cases as of March 31 were 779 or a 17 percent increase, or 114 cases more than 2017, the report said.
The top five areas with the highest number of reported dengue cases are Bago City – 82, Sagay City – 72, Cadiz City - 67, La Carlota City – 63 and Victorias City – 62.
Meanwhile, there are 24 suspected measles cases in six local government units in Negros Occidental of which four have been confirmed, Dr. Renelyn Reyes, of the Department of Health 6, said.*CPG
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