NDRRMC: 15,803 dengue cases, 89 deaths recorded in Regions VI, VIII
A total of 89 individuals have died due to dengue in Regions VI (Western Visayas) and VIII (Eastern Visayas) from January 1 to July 12, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday.
In its situation report, the NDRRMC said a total of 15,803 dengue cases have been reported in the regions during the same period.
In Region VI, Iloilo province has the most number of reported cases with 5,327 and 20 deaths. It was followed by Negros Occidental (3,266 cases and 23 deaths) and Capiz (2,590 cases and 15 deaths).
The dengue records of other provinces are as follows:
- Aklan (2,095 cases and 15 deaths)
- Antique (670 cases and five deaths)
- Guimaras (486 cases and two deaths)
- Iloilo City (718 cases and five deaths)
- Bacolod City (572 cases and four deaths)
Twenty-two other cases were also recorded in Region VI by the NDRRMC.
Meanwhile, in Region VIII, Sta. Fe in Leyte has recorded a total of 57 dengue cases.
On Monday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III declared a "National Dengue Alert" as cases of dengue continue to increase in the country, noting that code blue has already been activated in coordination with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.
The Department of Health has said the number of dengue cases already reached 106,630 from January 1 to June 29, which was 85 percent higher compared to the same period in 2018. —KBK, GMA News