The Department of Health (DOH) reported that the country experienced a 45 percent increase in influenza-like illness this 2022.

The DOH’s data showed there were 114,278 cases of influenza-like illnesses from January 1 to December 3, 2022.

“This is higher by 45 percent when compared to cases during the same time period last year,” the DOH said in its report.

In the same period in 2021, the country logged only 78,550 cases of influenza.

The health department added that among the said flu-related illness, 32,778 or 29 percent belong to ages 1 to 4 years old.

Ronald Espartinez