There are 59 newly reported dengue cases in Western Visayas as 2023 begins, the Department of Health said Tuesday, January 17.
The report said for Morbidity Week 1 from January 1 to 7 there were 57 cases, which are 7 percent higher compared to 55 in the same period in 2022.
The top three areas in WV with the highest number of newly-reported dengue cases are Negros Occidental – 21, Aklan – 17 and Bacolod – 9.
Antique had 7 cases, Capiz – 5, and Iloilo City, Guimaras and Iloilo province – 0, the DOH reported.
No new dengue deaths were reported.
The dengue virus is transmitted by day biting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, the DOH said.*