NCR dengue cases on the rise

The National Capital Region has logged 1,081 dengue cases this year, according to the Department of Health.

In its latest Disease Surveillance Report released on Tuesday, the DoH said that dengue cases in the country increased by 69 percent from 1 to 28 January this year.

It added that the 7,804 cases are higher than the 4,610 cases logged in the same period last year.

However, dengue deaths are lower this year at 22 compared to last year’s 38 for the same period.

The most number of cases were reported in Central Luzon (1,032), Zamboanga Peninsula (834), Northern Mindanao (821) and Calabarzon (639).

The DoH describes dengue as the fastest-spreading vector-borne disease in the world that is endemic in 100 countries.

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