Dengue cases in Negros Occidental rose to 73 percent in the first half of 2019 with 20 confirmed deaths, records at the Provincial Health Office (PHO) show.
In its capital city of Bacolod, it rose by 65 percent.
PHO records show that from January to June this year, there were a total of 2,800 cases, compared to the same period last year which were only 1,600 cases.
Cadiz City topped the list with five dengue deaths, followed by Candoni, Escalante and San Carlos with two confirmed deaths each.
Kabankalan City has the most number of dengue cases with 308, followed by San Carlos City- 271, Bago City- 201, Cadiz- 172 and Cauayan with 170.
In Bacolod City, the City Health Office (CHO) recorded three minors who died of dengue in the first half of the year.
A total of 477 cases of dengue were recorded from January 1 to June 22 this year or a 65 percent increase.
During the same period in 2018, the CHO recorded 289 cases and three deaths.
Barangay Estefania has the highest number of dengue cases with 56, followed by Barangay Tangub with 35, Barangays Pahanocoy and Taculing with 31 each, Barangay Granada with 30, Barangays Handumanan and Mansilingan with 28 each, Barangay Alijis with 27, Barangay Mandalagan with 25, and Barangay Villamonte with 23, records show.*(NDB)