BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Department of Health in Western Visayas reported that there are 40 barangays in Negros Occidental with clustering of dengue cases.
DOH-WV reports further showed the clustering of dengue cases were also noted in barangays of Estefania, Singcang-Airport, Tangub, Bata and Taculing in Bacolod City which has 24 dengue cases.
Kabankalan City has the greatest number of barangays with clustering of cases at six, with a total of 23 dengue cases.
On the other hand, Himamaylan City, which has five affected barangays, has recorded 39 cases.
Both Binalbagan and Calatrava have four affected barangays, with 18 and 19 cases, respectively.
The cities of La Carlota and San Carlos both have three affected barangays, with 11 cases each.
DOH reports further showed that municipalities of Hinigaran and Hinobaan each have three barangays, with 13 and 11 cases, respectively.
Bago City has six dengue cases in barangays of Abuanan and Taloc, compared to eight cases in Brgys. Zones 2 and 12-A in Talisay City.
Six cases were also reported in Brgy. 4 poblacion, Isabela, three cases in Brgy. Don Salvador Benedicto, Pontevedra, three more cases in Brgy. Poblacion of Toboso, as well as three cases in Brgy. Mabini, Valladolid.
All over Western Visayas, DOH-WV reported 77 barangays with clustering of dengue cases, with Negros Occidental having a total of 45 affected barangays.*