The cases of dengue are growing in Cavite, with seven deaths and 1,618 cases reported so far since January.
The Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (PESU) recorded five deaths in Dasmarinas and two in neighboring General Trias.
There has been no declaration of a dengue outbreak in the province despite the number of deaths and cases. The PESU officers said the epidemic threshold has not been reached that claims such a declaration.
The province’s total number of deaths and cases in the first eight weeks of this year was weaker by six percent than the same period in 2018.
Cavite is the country’s most populous province, which makes it susceptible to outbreaks of diseases like dengue and measles.
Late last month, the provincial government announced a state of calamity following a measles outbreak in which nine children were killed and 424 cases were summarized.
News source: Manila Bulletin