Acting Bacolod City Health Officer Dr. Jovy Vergara yesterday said there are a total of 3,249 reported cases of dengue in Bacolod City from January to October this year and the number of cases has started to decrease since August.
Vergara said there were 26 reported cases of dengue in Bacolod in October, 98 in September, 330 in August and the highest was in July with 924 cases.
“Compared to 2010, which had the highest, we have decreased by 13 percent and this is going down as far as dengue is concerned,” he said.
Vergara said the number of dengue cases decreased from July to August by 37 percent. It dropped by 27 percent August to September, further dropped to 26 percent from September to October.
The total number of deaths due to dengue has remained at six, he said.
The City Health Office has been conducting continuous information campaign to prevent the spread of dengue in the different barangays of Bacolod, Vergara added.*CGS