Dengue cases in Negros, Bacolod drop – DOH 

Dengue cases in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental dropped  by 26 and 17 percent, respectively, in the first 21 weeks of 2024 compared to the same period last year,  the Department of Health – Western Visayas Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit reported Thursday,  June 6. 

It said  from January 1 to May 25  there were 3,192 dengue cases in the region, which is 22 percent higher compared to the same period last year which was 2,606. 

Despite the increase, Bacolod and Negros Occidental showed decrease in cases. 

Bacolod City recorded 151 dengue cases for the first 21 weeks of the year, which is 26 percent lower than last year’s 203 cases. 

Negros Occidental also showed a 17 percent decrease from 552 in 2023 to 457 this year. 

Iloilo City  showed a 20 percent decrease in dengue cases from 279 to 222 this year, while Guimaras showed a 152 percent increase in dengue cases from 67 last year to 152 percent this year. 

 Capiz has  a 88 percent increase from 227 to 426,  and Iloilo Province by 67 percent from 611 to 1,018 this year. 

A 12 percent increase was also observed in the provinces of Aklan and Antique, from 452 to 508 cases, and 215 to 241, respectively. 

Most of the cases involved children aged  1 to 10 years old  comprising 41 percent of the total number of cases.* 

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