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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