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Southern Leyte dengue cases drop

Southern Leyte dengue cases dropped in October, “After Typhoon Odette, we have rising cases but this month of October our dengue cases drop,” says Disease Surveillance Officer Joewil Napuli.
In a recent data forwarded by the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Southern Leyte had a total of 1,355 as of October 22, 2022.
In the first month of the year, January had 23 cases; it dropped in February with 13 cases; March had 74, and cases doubled in April with 191 cases.
May had the highest number of infections with 300 cases; followed by 245 in June; July had 183 cases; August with 133 cases and September had 11 additional cases, for a total of 144.
As of this writing, October infections had dropped to 49 cases only.
“So far, from the recent July data, we don’t have additional death cases,” Napuli added.
A total of six died of dengue, the first death case was a 26-year-old, female of barangay Baugo, Maasin City who died last March 22; a 49-year-old, male, from Buenavista, Padre Burgos died last April 21; a 10-month-old, male from barangay Ilag, Liloan who died last May 14, 2022; a 1-year-old, male, from barangay Maria Clara, Maasin City died last June 8, 2022; a 25-year-old, male from Tunga-tunga, Maasin City and a 44-year-old male from barangay Atuyan, Saint Bernard died in the month of July.

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