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51,622 dengue cases are reported by DOH, increasing 58 percent from 2021.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), 51,622 dengue cases have been reported throughout the nation between January 1 and June 18, 2022.

The DOH highlighted the number is 58 percent higher than the 32,610 recorded cases during the same period last year in a Viber message to reporters.

The majority of dengue cases—6,641 or 13 percent—were reported in Central Luzon, followed by 6,361 in Central Visayas and 4,767 in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

There were 13,075 cases total between May 8 and June 18 according to the records. 1,826 people, or 14% of the total, came from Central Luzon; 1,570 people, or 12%; and 1,175 people, or 9%, came from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

The Mimaropa, Western and Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao Region, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and CAR all had an upward tendency throughout the same time period.

In the past four weeks, the alert/epidemic threshold was exceeded in 15 of the country’s 17 regions, including the Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, BARMM, CAR, and the National Capital Region.

Dengue-related deaths were 239, with 40 occurring in January, 37 in February, 34 in March, 47 in April, 62 in May, and 19 in June.

The DOH advised the public to constantly follow and put into practice the following 4S strategies: seek early consultation, ensure self-protection, locate and eliminate breeding locations, and support fogging or spraying in hotspot regions.

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