Dengue cases in Antique climb to 1,170

The number of dengue cases in Antique province continue to spike based on data from the Antique Provincial Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response Unit (APIDSRU).

The APIDSRU logged 1,170 as the cases from Jan. 1 to June 25, 2022, which is higher compared to 979 cases recorded in the previous week from Jan. 1 to June 18.

San Jose recorded the highest number of cases at 262 followed by the municipality of Sibalom (236); Hamtic (146), and Bugasong (121).

The town of Anini-y recorded 77 cases, followed by San Remigio (65), Tobias Fornier (47), Valderrama (37), Patnongon (32), Belison (31), Sebaste (28), Barbaza (26) Patnogon (32), and Tibiao (20). Other towns recorded less than 20 cases.

Meanwhile, dengue deaths in the province remained at four; two are from Hamtic and the other two were from the towns of Bugasong and Sibalom.

Due to the continuous spike of dengue cases, Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo appealed to the residents to conduct cleanup drives in their respective areas to target and destroy the breeding sites of the mosquitoes.

“We are requesting everyone to be vigilant in times like this where our dengue cases are getting higher. Simple man lang aton hirimuon. Ang pagpanglimpyo basically focusing on pangitaon ang mga potensyal nga purugadan sang lamok para nga idestroy sanda. Bangod dya, amo dya ang mayor ta nga yabi para mapauntat naton ang pagduro kang lamok,” he said on Monday.  (DG)