The Philippines logged a total of 102,619 dengue cases from January 1 to July 30, 2022, the Department of Health (DOH) said. 

The total number is 131% higher than the 44,361 cases posted during the same period last year. 

Central Luzon posted the highest number of dengue cases this year at 18,664 or 18%; followed by Central Visayas with 10,034 or 10%; and the National Capital Region (NCR) with 8,870 or 9%. 

From July 3 to July 30 alone, the country posted 23,414 dengue cases. Among the said number, Central Luzon recorded 5,838 cases or 25%; followed by the NCR with 2,689 or 11%; and Calabarzon with 2,369 or 10%.

The DOH added that nine of out 17 regions surpassed the epidemic threshold for dengue in the past four weeks. The said regions are Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Cordillera Administrative Region, and NCR.

Mimaropa and Western Visayas, on the other hand, logged a “sustained increasing trend” of dengue cases over the same period.

Ronald Espartinez