62% drop in Bacolod City dengue cases

Watchmen Daily Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Do­minique Gabriel G. Bañaga

Based on data gath­ered be­tween Jan­uary 1 to February 1, the Bacolod City Health Of­fice (CHO) has recorded a 62 per­cent drop in the num­ber of dengue cases in the city.

Ac­cord­ing to CHO En­vi­ron­men­tal San­i­ta­tion Divi­sion head, Dr. Grace Tan, they have recorded 88 cases so far this year, com­pared to the 231, along with one fa­tal­ity, recorded in the same pe­riod last year.

Barangay Sing­cangAir­port cur­rently has the high­est num­ber of recorded cases this year with 11 re­ported, fol­lowed by Barangay Man­dala­gan with nine, and Barangays Ta­c­ul­ing and Ali­jis with six.

In ad­di­tion, Tan re­it­er­ated the im­por­tance of clean­ing sur­round­ings

in order to elim­i­nate pos­si­ble nest­ing grounds for mos­qui­toes.

In 2019, the city recorded a to­tal of 2,713 dengue cases, re­sult­ing in nine fa­tal­i­ties.

The De­part­ment of Health in the Western Visayas, mean­while, said the pub­lic should be more alarmed with dengue than the coro­n­avirus dis­ease as dengue is far dead­lier./

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CHO En­vi­ron­men­tal San­i­ta­tion Divi­sion head, Dr. Grace Tan, said they have recorded 88 cases so far this year, com­pared to the 231 recorded in the same pe­riod last year.

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