Dengue cases in Antique near 1,000

Dengue infections in the province of Antique continue to spike with total cases nearing the 1,000 mark, as of June 18, 2022.

Based on the data from the Antique Provincial Health Office (APHO), the province logged a total of 979 cases from Jan. 1 to June 18. This is higher compared to the 777 cases recorded in the previous week from Jan. 1 to June 11.

Four towns in Antique recorded three-digit dengue cases with the town of San Jose logging the most number of dengue cases at 218 followed by Sibalom (206); Hamtic (123), and Bugasong.

Meanwhile, the town of Anini-y logged 61 cases, followed by San Remigio (59), Tobias Fornier (36), Valderrama (26), Barbaza and Belison (25), Sebaste (24), Patnogon (23), and Tibiao (20). Other towns recorded less than 20 cases.

Dengue fatalities remained at four. Out of the four dengue deaths, two are from Hamtic while the town of Bugasong and Sibalom logged one fatality each.

Amid the spike of cases, the provincial health office has reminded the public to observe the 4S Strategy which includes search and destroy mosquito breeding places; self-protection; seek early consultation; and support fogging or spraying in hotspot areas. (DG)