MANILA - The Philippines' dengue cases remain manageable, an official said Friday.
The country has tallied 22,277 dengue cases from January to April 30, which is 15 percent lower than the same period last year, according to Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje.
Majority of the dengue cases were from Central Visayas at 2,905 or 13 percent, followed by Central Luzon at 2,858 cases (13 percent), while Metro Manila has reported 2,339 cases or 10 percent, Cabotaje said.
A total of 126 dengue-related deaths have been reported nationwide, she added.
"Yes manageable ang cases...medyo tumaas lang ng konti nung week 12 to 16," she said in a televised briefing.
(Yes, cases are manageable...These just slightly increased during week 12 to 16.)
The Department of Health earlier said the increase in dengue cases was possibly due to frequent rains and stagnant water that residents saved up over the summer season.