October 16, 2021

Dengue cases in NegOr have decreased by 75% since January of this year.

According to a study released by the Department of Health (DOH) on October 14, 2021, the province of Negros Oriental had a decreased number of dengue cases in the first ten months of this year compared to the same period in 2020.

From January 1 to October 9, the province had 562 dengue cases with zero fatalities, according to the study.

The figure is down 75% from the same time last year when there were 2,218 cases and four fatalities.

Dumaguete City had the most instances with 126, followed by Siaton with 77, Guihulngan City with 72, Tanjay City with 37, Sibulan with 33, Bais City with 32, Zamboanguita with 29, Bayawan City with 22, and Valencia with 15 apiece.

The remaining towns and cities each had less than 15 instances.

The ages of the patients vary from four months to 87 years.

The low frequency of dengue infections this year is linked in part to the coronavirus illness 2019 pandemic, according to Dr. Socrates Villamor, DOH-Negros Oriental head, since people’s movements are restricted and regulated owing to quarantine regulations.

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