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Bacolod dengue cases up 78%

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A total of 427 dengue cases have been recorded in Bacolod City from January to May 18, 2019, according to the City Health Office.

Environment and Sanitation Division head Grace Tan said the number of reported cases this year increased by 78 percent compared to the same period last year.

CHO noted that Barangay Estefania has the most number of dengue cases followed by Taculing, Pahanocoy, Tangub, Handumanan, Mansilingan, Granada, Mandalagan, Alijis, and Singcang-Airport.

There has only been one recorded fatality this year, which is lower compared to three in 2018.

Tan has called on the public to remain vigilant against the deadly dengue fever.

People, she added, should immediately empty potential breeding sites and keep the environment clean.