Bacolod City – Dengue cases may have been declining in Negros Occidental, but there were nine deaths, according to reports released by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO), respectively.
The PHO logged 1,077 cases from January to September 16 this year, a reduction of 80.3 percent, compared to the same period last year, which recorded 4,412 cases, with six deaths.
PHO also noted that the age group with the greatest number of cases are between one to 11 years old.
The top 10 local government units in Negros Occidental in terms of the number of dengue cases, included San Carlos City with 132, followed by Bago City – 119, Silay City – 86, Binalbagan – 64, Isabela – 57, Talisay City – 54, Hinigaran – 53, La Carlota City – 47, Cauayan – 42, with 41 in Cadiz City.
The CHO also reported three dengue related deaths in Bacolod City, with all the victims being minors.
Total dengue cases reported from January to Sept. 9 totaled 372. It is a reduction of 51.6 percent compared to the same period of last year, which was 769 cases with 10 deaths, CHO reports further indicated. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)