The Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 196,728 dengue cases from January 1 to November 5, 2022.

The said number is 191% higher than the number of cases reported during the same period last year

The DOH’s latest dengue surveillance report showed that the cases reported from January 1 to November 5, 2021 were only 67,537.

Central Luzon reported the most number of cases at 38,640.

Fatalities due to dengue also skyrocketed from 247 in 2021 to 642 this year. However, the case fatality rate remained at 0.3%.

Central Visayas recorded the most fatalities due to dengue at 98; followed by both Central Luzon and Western Visayas with 83; and the National Capital Region with 50.


Ronald Espartinez