Dengue cases climb to 1,013; hotspot barangays now at 54
Dengue fever cases in the city have climbed to 1,013 as of July 13, with 54 barangays now registering case clusters.
Last July 1, the city had a total of 706 cases with 41 barangays on hotspot status.
The total from Jan. 1 to July 13 is almost double the total during the same period last year.
The barangays with case clusters in the past four weeks are Irisan with 46 cases; Loakan Proper – 42; Bakakeng Norte – 38; San Luis Village – 36; Camp 7 – 31; Bakakeng Central – 23; Kias – 21; SLU-SVP – 18; Lucnab and Asin Road with 17 each; Pinget and Gibraltar with 14; San Vicente, Pinsao Pilot Project and Pinsao Proper – 11 each; Dontogan and Pacdal – 10 each; Happy Hallow and Lower Rock Quarry – nine; Aurora Hill Proper – eight; Fairview Village, City Camp Proper, St. Joseph Village, Country Club Village – seven each; P. Burgos, Balsigan, Guisad Sorong, Sto. Tomas Proper, Camp 8 and Aurora Hill South Central – six; Lower Quirino Hill, Fort Del Pilar, Ambiong, Ferdinand, Pucsusan, Guisad Central – five each; Sto. Niño, Mines View Park, Upper QM, Honeymoon, Holy Ghost Ext., Dominican Mirador – four; Victoria Village, Trancoville, Lower Magsaysay, San Antonio Village, Campo Filipino, Manuel A. Roxas, Sto. Rosario, Quezon Hill Proper, Cresencia Village, East Bayan Park, Aurora Hill North Central – three.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong and City Health Officer Rowena Galpo urged residents to continue observing the 4S strategies against dengue.
Every Thursday, a clean-up drive dubbed “denguerra” is mounted encouraging residents to do a synchronized destruction of mosquito-breeding places in their homes and community. – Aileen P. Refuerzo