MANILA – The country has logged 65,190 dengue cases from January 1 to July 2 this year, 83 percent higher than the figures in the same period in 2021, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday.

In a Viber message to reporters, the DOH noted that cases for the same period last year totaled 35,715.

A total of 274 deaths due to dengue were reported nationwide -- 36 in January; 32 in February; 39 in March; 46 in April; 63 in May; and 58 in June.

Most of the dengue cases were reported in Central Luzon with 9,448 or 14 percent; Central Visayas, 7,771 or 12 percent; and Zamboanga Peninsula, 5,708 or 9 percent.

For the period of June 5 to July 2, about 16,324 cases were recorded. Of the tally, 3,196 or 20 percent were from Central Luzon; 1,703 or 10 percent from Central Visayas; and 1,729 or 11 percent from the National Capital Region (NCR).

About 13 out of 17 regions have exceeded the epidemic threshold in the past four weeks.

Central Luzon, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Cordillera Administrative Region showed a sustained increasing trend in cases from June 5 to July 2, 2022. (PNA)