Negros Occidental recorded the first dengue death in Western Visayas for 2023, the Department of Health (DOH) said.
The DOH Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit reported that the first dengue fatality for 2023 in Negros Occidental is a 7-year-old girl who died on January 21.
Negros Occidental also recorded the most number of dengue cases in Western Visayas at 23 in Morbidity Week 3 from January 15 to 21, for a total of 93 from the start of the year.
In second place is Aklan with 21 cases for a total of 57, followed by Iloilo Province with 20 cases for a total of 54.
Bacolod City had seven new cases for a total of 30.
Western Visayas has recorded 326 dengue cases in January.
Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The primary vectors that transmit the disease are Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.*