Dengue cases in Bohol continued to surge as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded over 2,000 new cases in just a span of a little over two months.
Data from the DOH’s Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) 7 showed that 2,335 new dengue cases and nine deaths due to the dreaded mosquito-borne disease were recorded from August 24 to November 2, 2019.
The figures pushed the latest tallies of dengue cases and deaths for the year to 5,256 and 36, respectively, as of November 2. With 2,276 cases recorded in the same period last year, the increase marked a whopping 131-percent upsurge.
Data showed that 36 people also succumbed to complications of dengue in the same period last year.
According to the same data, most of the dengue cases in the first 10 months of 2019 were recorded in Tagbilaran City at 420 cases and eight deaths.
Tagbilaran City was followed by the following municipalities:
- Buenavista – 367 cases, 1 death
- Inabanga – 348 cases, 3 deaths
- Talibon – 329 cases, 2 deaths
- Sagbayan – 320 cases, 2 deaths
- Loon – 302 cases, 7 deaths
- Ubay – 233 cases, 1 death
- Tubigon – 211 cases, 1 death
- Clarin – 202 cases, 1 death
- Jagna – 191 cases, 0 deaths
The RESU 7 called on local government units (LGU) across the province to intensify information campaigns to underscore the importance of destroying mosquito breeding grounds.
It also urged LGUs to implement community cleanup drives and to establish “Dengue Brigades” in barangays.
Both government and private hospitals meanwhile were advised to strictly follow dengue clinical treatment protocol and to activate dengue fast lanes.