19 deaths registered in Rizal due to dengue


Posted at Aug 22 2011 04:48 PM | Updated as of Aug 23 2011 12:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The number of people who have died from dengue in Rizal has reached 19, a local health official said on Monday.

Rizal Provincial Health Officer Dr. Iluminado Victoria said 7 came from Rodriguez, 6 from Antipolo City, 2 from Taytay, and 1 each from Binangonan, Cainta, San Mateo and Pililia.

The latest victim was an 8-year-old girl Rodriguez resident, who suffered from stage 3 dengue.

Since January this year, Rizal has recorded a total of 1,270 dengue cases. – report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM