By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The number of dengue-related fatalities in Negros Occidental reached 16, compared to 15 last year, based on records released by the Provincial Health Office (PHO).
According to PHO data, which spans from January 1 to August 12 of this year, there were four recorded deaths in San Carlos City, followed by two fatalities each in Sagay City and Kabankalan City.
However, PHO said the number of cases recorded is much lower in the first seven months of this year compared to 2016; with San Carlos City having the highest number of dengue cases with 246.
The agency added, the number of cases among other local government units throughout the province has also reduced./WDJ