Dengue deaths in Negros Occidental hit 57 in 2018, a Provincial Health Office report showed yesterday.
The number of deaths increased by 15, or 36 percent, in 2018 compared to the 42 death in 2017.
The deaths were in Cadiz City-8, Kabankalan City-7, Sipalay-5, La Castellana-5, La Carlota-4, Bago City-4, Hinigaran-4, San Enrique-4, Murcia-3, Himamaylan City-2, Sagay City-2, E.B Magalona-2, Valladolid-2, Cauayan-1, Binalbagan-1, Talisay City-1, Hinoba-an-1, and Pulupandan-1.
Most of the dengue fatalities were female within the 1 to 10-year-old bracket, the report said.
There were also 7,637 dengue cases in 2018, or a 74 percent increase from the 3,258 casesin 2017, the report said.
The dengue cases were in Kabankalan City-755, La Carlota City-622, Bago City-528, Himamaylan City-385, Sipalay City-343, Sagay City-342, Ilog-337, Cadiz City-312, San Carlos City-298, Hinigaran-292, San Enrique-255, Escalante City-253, Silay City-249, Pontevedra-249, La Castellana-238;
Cauayan-237, Victorias City-214, Binalbagan-213, Talisay City-193, Murcia-189, E.B Magalona-166, Valladolid-165, Hinoba-an-136, Moises Padilla-123, Pulupandan-114, Isabela-94, Calatrava-82, Toboso-76, Manapla-67, Salvador Benedicto-39, and Candoni-31, the report added.*
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