Dengue continues rage as cases climb to 1,013; hotspot barangay now 54

Dengue continues rage as cases climb to 1,013; hotspot barangay now 54

Dengue fever cases in the city have climbed to 1,013 as of July 13, 2022 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 January 1-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; Kaia – 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 — 9; Aurora Hill Proper – 8; Fairview Village, City Camp Proper, St. Joseph Village, Country Club Village — 7 each; P. Burgos, Balsigan, Guisad Sorong, Sto. Tomas Proper, Camp 8 and Aurora Hill South Central – 6; Lower Quirino Hill, Fort Del Pilar, Ambion, Ferdinand, Pucsusan, Guisad Central — 5 each; Slaughterhouse, Mines View Park, Upper QM, Honeymoon, Holy Ghost Ext., Dominican Mirador – 4; 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 –3 apiece.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong and City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo urged residents to continue observing the 5S 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 communities. – Aileen P. Refuerzo