According to the latest data released on June 2 by the Department of Health Region 6, the province of Negros Occidental has the highest number of dengue cases in the region.
The DOH- Dengue and Malaria Program office said that from January 1 up to May 21, 2022, it recorded a total of 177 cases in Negros Occidental, coming from 15 towns and cities.
The health department also noted clustering of cases in 40 barangays around the province. The DOH said a dengue cluster occurs when a barangay recorded 3 cases or more.
The DOH reported Himamaylan City with the most number of cases at 39, coming from 5 different barangays. It is followed by Kabankalan City with 39 cases from 5 barangays.
The cities of Bago, La Carlota, Talisay, and San Carlos, as well as the towns of Binalbagan, Hinigaran, Valladolid, Pontevedra, Isabela, Cauyan, Hinobaan, Toboso, and Calatrava, all have confirmed clustering of cases.
In Bacolod, at least 5 barangays were reported to have clustering of cases. This were Barangays Estefania, Singcang-Airport, Tangub, Bata and Taculing with a total of 24 cases.