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DOH logs 83% jump in dengue cases from January 1 to July 2

The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday an 83 percent jump in dengue cases from January 1 to July 2, 2022 compared to the same period last year.

Based on the National Dengue Data as of July 2, 2022 (MW26), cumulatively, cases this year is 83 percent higher after recording 65,190 dengue cases. Cases logged during the same period in 2021 were at 35,715.

Cumulatively, most dengue cases were reported in the following regions:  Region 3 (9,448, 14 percent),

Region 7 (7,771, 12 percent), Region 9 (5,708, 9 percent).

In the recent period from June 5 to July 2, a total of 16,324 cases were recorded in three regions with the highest number of cases.

These are the following: Region 3: 3,196 (20 percent); NCR: 1,729 (11 percent); Region 7: 1,703 (10 percent).

Thirteen out of 17 regions already exceeded the epidemic threshold in the past four weeks (June 5 to July 2, 2022), “with Regions 3, Mimaropa, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and Cordillera Administrative Region showing a sustained increasing trend from June 5 to July 2,” DOH said.

Nationally, DOH said, there were 274 deaths reported. Case Fatality Rate is equal to 0.4 percent.

These deaths were reported on:

January-36; February-32; March-39;

April-46; May-63; June-58.

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