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Dengue cases now over 160,000 with more than 720 deaths — DOH

MANILA, Philippines — The number of recorded dengue cases in the country has climbed to over 160,000 with more than 700 deaths, the Department of Health (DOH) revealed Tuesday. In the latest report of the DOH’s epidemiology bureau, a total of 167,607 dengue cases were recorded from January 1 to July 27, with 720 deaths.

The DOH also noted 12,880 cases were recorded in only a week’s period from July 21 to July 27.

Western Visayas had the most number of dengue cases at 27,765 with 126 deaths, followed by Calabarzon with 19,732 cases and 69 deaths.

 

The DOH said the following 10 regions have exceeded the threshold for a dengue epidemic:

-Calabarzon

 

 

-Mimaropa



 

Source: INQUIRER

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