By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Based on data gathered between January 1 to February 1, the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) has recorded a 62 percent drop in the number of dengue cases in the city.
According to CHO Environmental Sanitation Division head, Dr. Grace Tan, they have recorded 88 cases so far this year, compared to the 231, along with one fatality, recorded in the same period last year.
Barangay Singcang-Airport currently has the highest number of recorded cases this year with 11 reported, followed by Barangay Mandalagan with nine, and Barangays Taculing and Alijis with six.
In addition, Tan reiterated the importance of cleaning surroundings in order to eliminate possible nesting grounds for mosquitoes.
In 2019, the city recorded a total of 2,713 dengue cases, resulting in nine fatalities.
The Department of Health in the Western Visayas, meanwhile, said the public should be more alarmed with dengue than the coronavirus disease as dengue is far deadlier./DGB, WDJ