There was a 15 percent increase in dengue cases in Negros Occidental from January 1 to March 3 this year compared to last year, a Provincial Health Office report showed yesterday.
However, the death toll from dengue this year remained at three in the latest PHO report, compared to four last year in the same period.
The dengue cases from January 1 to March 3 this year were 585 compared to 510 in the same period in 2017.
The dengue cases were in Sagay City‒65, Bago City‒60, Victorias City‒50, Cadiz City‒46, LaCarlota City‒39, Silay City‒39, Kabankalan‒36, E.B. Magalona‒30, Manapla‒22, Himamaylan City‒21;
Hinigaran‒20, Murcia‒18, San Carlos City‒18, Escalante City‒17, Ilog‒16, Talisay City‒13, Calatrava‒10, Isabela‒8, Hinoba-an‒7, San Enrique‒5;
Toboso‒6, Binalbagan‒6, Cauayan‒6, Valladolid‒5, La Castellana‒5, Candoni‒4, Moises Padilla‒4, S. Benedicto‒2, Pulupandan‒2, Pontevedra‒2 and Sipalay City‒2.
There was one death each in E.B. Magalona,Cadiz City andBago City this year, the PHO reported.*CPG
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