Although the amount of fatalities is primarily attributed to Cebu being the most populated island, Cebu City Councilor David Tumalak calls on local authorities to be prepared.
So far this year, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said at least 35 individuals have already died owing to dengue in Cebu.
The province of Cebu also has the largest amount of dengue instances in the Visayas with 5,935, followed by Iloilo with 5,327, and Negros Occidental with 3,266 stated by NDRRMC.
Although this is primarily attributed to Cebu’s being the most populated island, local authorities called for more vigilance from Cebu City Councilor David Tumalak.
He calls on all concerned local offices to intensify information campaigns on dengue and other waterborne diseases and reminding that PAGASA has already proclaimed the start of the rainy season and all barangays need to be ready. He added that the City Health Department and the Cebu City Medical Center to store medications in advance.
As of July 13, the amount of fatalities has already reached 202 nationwide.
At least 19 died from January 1 to July 6 in the Eastern Visayas, out of a total of 4,550 cases.
Due to the increasing amount of instances of dengue, the town of Santa Fe in Leyte was put in a state of calamity, with 101 patients admitted from May 15 to July 8 alone.