cases in Negros Occidental increased from 140 cases last year to 209 this year,
or 49 percent, Provincial Health Officer Luisa Efren said in a report released
Three persons died of dengue in Hinobaan based on a report
from Hinobaan Municipal Health Officer Rowena Abilla and a team from the Provincial
Health Office has gone to Hinobaan to conduct an epidemiological investigation,
she also said.
Based on the initial investigation, affected barangays
are Bacuyangan, Brgys. 1, 2, 11, Pook and San Rafael, she said.
209 cases of dengue, Victorias City had the most at 54 followed by Bago City with
28, Hinobaan - 21, and Cadiz City - 12. There were nine dengue cases each reported
in Kabankalan City, Sipalay City and Talisay City, Sagay City haid eight, Murcia
- seven and there were five each in Ilog, La Castellana, and Manapla.
Pontevedra, San Carlos City, San Enrique and Silay City reported four dengue cases
each while Pulupandan, Don Salvador Benedicto and EB Magalona had three each.
Candoni, Escalante City, Hinigaran, Isabela and Toboso had two dengue
cases each, while Calatrava, Cauayan and Himamaylan City had one each.*CPG