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DOH: Incidents of dengue in PH on downtrend

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INCIDENTS of dengue cases in the country are generally decreasing,  according to the Department of Health (DOH).

“Based on data as of February 23, 2024, there is a notable 11 percent reduction in dengue cases nationwide observed from January 14 to 27, 2024, with 7,434 cases, in comparison to the preceding period from January 1 to 13, 2024, which had 8,368 cases,” the DOH said in a statement.

The DOH clarified however, that the figures may still change because of delayed reporting of cases.

But Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions showed case increases from Jan. 14 to 27 at 1,384 compared to 715 cases from Jan. 1 to 13.

From Jan. 1 to Feb. 10, a total of 67 deaths were reported, resulting in a case fatality rate of 0.32 percent for the year 2024.

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The DOH said it continues to monitor and assess the situation to implement necessary measures and interventions.

Editor’s Note: This is an updated article. Originally posted with the headline Dengue cases drop nationwide per DOH February data

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