Dengue cases breach 90,000

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MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported that dengue cases in the country exceeded 90,000 from January until July this year.

The DOH data showed that there were 92,343 dengue cases recorded from January 1 to July 23.

“Cumulatively, cases this year are 118 percent higher compared to the 42,294 cases reported during the same period in 2021,” the department said.

Most dengue cases were reported from Central Luzon, with 15,951 (17 percent); Central Visayas, 9,429 (10 percent) and National Capital Region (NCR), 7,962 (nine percent).

the DOH said there were 21,566 cases recorded from June 26 to July 23 .

The regions with the highest number of cases were Central Luzon, with 5,186 (24 percent); NCR, 2,374 (11 percent) and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), 2,178 (10 percent).

The department also noted that nine of 17 regions surpassed the epidemic threshold, with Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) and NCR showing a sustained increasing trend.

Based on the DOH data, there were 344 deaths reported with case fatality rate placed at 0.4 percent across the country.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.