Dengue cases in Negros Occidental went down by 76.8 percent from January 1 to September 2 this year, based on the data released by the Provincial Health Office on Tuesday, September 12.
Data showed that during the period, there were 986 cases recorded in the province, compared to the same period last year, which logged 3,124 cases.
In the first nine months of 2023, there were six dengue deaths recorded by the PHO.
San Carlos City recorded the most number of dengue cases with 123, with two fatalities.
It was followed by Bago City with 108 cases and one death, and Silay City with 82 cases and one death.
Data also showed that children aged one to 11 years old are the most vulnerable age group to dengue.
Other local governments that recorded dengue cases are Talisay City with 53, Isabela-53, Hinigaran-50, Binalbagan-48, La Carlota City, Murcia-43 and Cauayan-40.
Meanwhile, 14 persons have died in the province due to leptospirosis from January to Sept. 2 this year.
PHO data showed that Murcia has the highest recorded deaths with five, Silay City and Don Salvador Benedicto with two deaths each, while one death each was recorded in Kabankalan City, Sipalay City, Silay City, and Sagay City.
The province has 111 suspected Leptospirosis cases.*