Dengue deaths in Ne­gocc now at 37

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY TERESA D. ELLERA

THE num­ber of dengue-re­lated fa­tal­i­ties in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal has now reached to 37 based on the lat­est records taken by the Provin­cial Health Of­fice (PHO).

The PHO said from Jan­uary 1 to Au­gust 19 of this year, they have recorded around 5,990 dengue cases, an in­crease of 60 per­cent com­pared to the same pe­riod last year.

Records show Cadiz City and Cauayan had the high­est num­ber of fa­tal­i­ties with four, fol­lowed by Hi­ma­may­lan, San Car­los and Ka­bankalan with three deaths.

Bago City, Es­calante City and the towns of Don Sal­vador Bene­dicto and Can­doni, mean­while, recorded two fa­tal­i­ties each.

Sa­gay, Vic­to­rias, La Car­lota, Bi­nal­ba­gan, Cala­trava, EB Ma­ga­lona, Hini­garan, Hi­noba-an, La Castel­lana, Manapla, and Mur­cia had one fa­tal­ity each.

Ear­lier, Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Gover­nor Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son said he re­cently met with health of­fi­cials to re­mind them that dengue fever re­mains preva­lent and re­quires co­op­er­a­tion from the com­mu­nity.

“There’s no ques­tion that lo­cal govern­ment units are now on height­ened alert try­ing to min­i­mize the num­ber of cases,” he in­sisted.*

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