Cebu City leads in dengue cases, too
Data from the Regional Epidemiologist and Surveillance Unit of the Department of Health-7 showed that the city has logged 1,167 dengue cases from January to July 18. This represents 12.9 % of the total cases in the region.
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Cebu City leads in dengue cases, too
Le Phyllis F. Antojado (The Freeman) - July 23, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  Aside from being the epicenter of COVID-19 cases, Cebu City is also leading all local government units in Central Visayas in terms of the number of recorded dengue cases.

Data from the Regional Epidemiologist and Surveillance Unit of the Department of Health-7 showed that the city has logged 1,167 dengue cases from January to July 18. This represents 12.9 % of the total cases in the region.

Cebu City is followed by Lapu-Lapu City with 700 cases (7.8%); Mandaue City, 368 (4.1%); Talibon, Bohol, 367 (4.1%); and Carcar City, 315 (3.5%).

The number of dengue cases in the region also fell 20.21% to 9,013 during the same period when compared to the relevant last year, DOH-7 data further showed. The number represents a drop from the 11,296 dengue cases last year.

DOH-7 has so far recorded 33 deaths from dengue over the first seven months of the year.

Records showed that Cebu City has six deaths, the highest number of fatalities among all towns and cities in Central Visayas.

The towns of Talibon, Ubay, and Bien Unido in Bohol and San Remigio in Cebu have recorded two deaths each.

Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, City of Naga, Bogo City, Tubigon, Argao, Consolacion, Bantayan, Jetafe, Liloan,Tanjay City, Balamban, Vallahermoso, Daanbantayan, Mabini, Cordova, Dumanjug, Catmon and Lila logged one death each from dengue.

Based on the data, 52.8% of the dengue cases in the region involved male patients.  JMD (FREEMAN)

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