March 3, 2024

The Department of Health Cordillera has reported a 78 percent decrease in the number of dengue cases from Jan. 1 to June 6.
The region recorded 539 cases during the period compared to 2,544 cases during the same period in 2019.
This year’s record includes two deaths – a 15-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy, both in Baguio. There were six deaths last year.
Benguet topped the list of cases this year with 200; Kalinga, 81; Apayao, 68; Baguio, 55; Ifugao and Abra, 34 each; and Mountain Province with 21 cases.
“There is no clustering of cases. The region is not in the alert threshold but some provinces in the region were observed to exceed the epidemic threshold,” the DOH report states.
There were 46 cases involving non-CAR residents compared to last year’s 448.
The decrease in cases involving non-residents is attributed to the declaration of the enhanced community quarantine where border restrictions were implemented. – PNA