Three people died in South Cotabato due to dengue this year, the provincial government said.
Disease Surveillance Officer Celia Lorenzo said the recorded number of deaths is lower compared to 20 fatalities recorded on the same period last year.
“South Cotabato is still way below the threshold level as far as the number of dengue cases it recorded since the start of 2020,” she said.
Lorenzo said as of Morbidy Week #23, South Cotabato has 580 recorded cases with three deaths compared to 2,332 cases and 20 deaths recorded on the same period, showing it was “below the alert level.”
The three deaths reported are located in the towns of Banga, Polomolok and T’boli, resulting to a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.5 percent.