CAGAYAN de Oro City recorded 11 deaths and 1,282 cases of dengue from January 1 to October 22, 2022, data provided by the City Health Office showed.

City Epidemiologist Dr. Teodulfo Joselito Retuya Jr., said Barangay Carmen has the highest number of cases at 167, followed by Barangay Balulang with 100 cases.

After Barangay Balulang are barangays Lumbia with 88 cases, Patag with 86 cases, Kauswagan with 80 cases, Lapasan with 67 cases, Bulua with 66 cases, Canitoan with 65 cases, Bugo with 63 cases, and Camaman-an with 48 cases.

According to Retuya, the dengue cases in the city have increased by 135 percent this year.

He further said that the city's dengue incidence follows a pattern, in which cases go up every two to three years.

"Ang atong statistics nagpakita nga every two to three years, mosaka [ang kaso sa dengue]. Sa panahon sa pandemya, 2020 ug 2021, niubos sya. So karon expected nga dunay pagsaka [sa dengue cases]," Retuya said.

"True enough, ang atong datos nagpakita nga duna tay pagsaka sa kaso nato. In fact, ang atong increase, compared the last years, is nikabat na og 135 percent higher," he added.

The City Health Office reminded the public to practice the 5S program of the Department of Health.

The 5S means "Search and Destroy" mosquito breeding sites, practice "Self-protection measures" such as wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts and daily use of mosquito repellent, "Seek early consultation," "Support spraying/fogging," and "Sustain hydration." (SunStar Philippines)