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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, November 28, 2019
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Dengue death toll hits 69
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

 

The dengue death toll in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City hit 69 this year.

The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office reported 60 deaths from January 1 to November 16, while the City Health Office reported 9 in Bacolod City as of November 23.

The dengue deaths in Negros Occidental were in Kabankalan City – 7, Himamaylan City and Cauayan 5 each, Cadiz City, Silay City and San Carlos City 4 each, Escalante City, Sagay City and Bago City – 3 each, Hinoba-an, Salvador Benedicto, Candoni, Binalbagan and Murcia – 2 each, and La Castellana, San Enrique, Hinigaran, Sipalay City, E.B.MAgalona, Pulupandan, La Carlota City, Pontevedra, Manapla, Victorias City, Calatrava and Talisay City – 1 each.

As of November 16, there were 10,864 cases reported in Negros Occidental or a 56 percent or 3,904 more cases compared to the same period in 2018.

The most number of cases were in Kabankalan City with 1,202, Bago City – 907, San Carlos City – 762, Silay City – 718, and Murcia – 640.

Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environmental and Sanitation Division, said yesterday that as of November 23, the total reported dengue cases in Bacolod City were is 2,572 with 9 deaths.

She said those figures are 93 percent lower than the figures last year that had 1,334 cases and 13 deaths for the same period.*

 

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