The Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 82,597 dengue cases in the country from the beginning of the year until July 16.
The DOH added that the caseload this year is higher by 106% compared to the number of cases posted during the same period last year.
DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said via a press briefing that most dengue cases came from Central Luzon (13,449), Central Visayas (8,905), and the National Capital Region (6,884).
Among the said total number of cases, Vergeire said that 20,261 of them were logged from June 19 to July 16. New cases were posted in Central Luzon (4,629), Cagayan Valley (2,151), and the NCR (1,985), she said.
The health department noted that 10 out of 17 regions have surpassed the epidemic threshold from June 19 to July 16. It added that Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa, and Cordillera Administrative Region showed a sustained increasing trend.
Currently, 319 dengue-related fatalities have been reported across the country.
— Ronald Espartinez