MANILA – The Philippines has logged 102,619 dengue cases from January 1 to July 30 this year, 131 percent higher than the figure in the same period in 2021, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.
In a Viber message to reporters, the DOH noted that cases for the same period last year totaled 44,361.
A total of 368 deaths due to dengue were reported nationwide -- 35 in January; 31 in February; 38 in March; 46 in April; 64 in May; 74 in June; and 80 in July.
Most of the dengue cases were reported in Central Luzon with 18,664 or 18 percent; the National Capital Region (NCR), 2,689 or 11 percent; and Region 4-A (Calabarzon), 2,369 or 10 percent.
For the period of July 3 to 30, about 23,414 cases were recorded. Of the tally, 5,838 or 25 percent were from Central Luzon; 2,689 or 11 percent from NCR; and 2,369 or 10 percent from Calabarzon.
About nine out of 17 regions have exceeded the epidemic threshold in the past four weeks.
Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Cordillera Administrative Region from July 3 to 30. (PNA)