From 1 January to 6 July 2019, 115,986 dengue cases have been officially reported nationwide through the Philippines Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR), an 86 per cent increase from the 57,564 cases reported over the same period in 20181. Also reported are 491 deaths compared to 317 deaths for the same period last year.
On Monday, 15 July 2019, the DOH has declared a national dengue alert amid the surge in reported cases of the mosquito-borne viral illness. Region III, X, XII and Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have exceeded the alert threshold whereas, region IVA, V, VI, VIII and IX have exceeded the epidemic threshold. Philippines
Health and WASH
Number of people to be assisted: 121,800 Number of direct and indirect beneficiaries, together: 300,000