103 NEW COVID-19 CASES, TWO (2) DEATHS AND 180 RECOVERIES RECORDED TODAY

19 December 2020

JUST IN:
103 NEW COVID-19 CASES, TWO (2) DEATHS AND 180 RECOVERIES RECORDED TODAY
As of 9AM today, December 19, 2020, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 10,002, total recoveries at 9,232 (92.30%), and total deaths at 111 (1.11%). This brings the total active cases to 659 (6.59%).
A total of 103 new cases were recorded out of 1,139 laboratory samples tested in the three (3) COVID-19 laboratories in the region, the EVRCTC, DWHVL, and Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center.
The EVRCTC has released a total of 550 laboratory results. Of these, 483 are negative, 1 is invalid and 66 are positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 506 laboratory results. Of these, 471 are negative and 35 are positive for COVID-19 (with 30 new cases, 1 reinfection and 4 reswabs).
The Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center has also released a total of 83 laboratory results with 7 positives and 76 negatives.
The 103 new cases are from the following provinces/cities/municipalities:
TACLOBAN CITY (13)
ORMOC CITY (7)
LEYTE (45)
Abuyog – 2
Albuera – 2
Barugo – 2
Baybay City – 2
Burauen – 9
Carigara – 1
Dagami – 5
Dulag – 2 (Close Contacts)
Hindang – 1
Isabel – 2
Mayorga – 2
Palo – 8
San Miguel – 4
Tanauan – 2
Tolosa – 1
SOITHERN LEYTE (5)
Padre Burgos – 5
SAMAR (11)
Calbayog – 1
Gandara – 2
Paranas – 1
San Jorge – 5
Sta. Rita – 1
Sto. Niño – 1
EASTERN SAMAR (18)
Arteche – 2 (Close Contacts)
Borongan – 1
General Macarthur – 1 (Close Contact)
Guiuan – 12 (11 Close Contacts, 1 Local Case)
Oras – 2 (Local Cases)
BILIRAN (4)
Kawayan – 1
Naval – 3
On the other hand, the two (2) confirmed COVID-19 related deaths today are as follows:
EV-8745, a 79/F, from Tanauan, Leyte who died on December 11, 2020
EV-9857, a 56/F, from Victoria, Northern Samar who died on December 16, 2020
Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.
One case previously tagged as a new case from Gandara, Samar was reclassified as a rewab upon verification. Hence, the adjustment of our total case count.
With this current pandemic, be part of the solution. BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19 by practicing these behaviors: B- Bawal walang mask, I- Isanitize ang mga kamay, iwas hawak sa mga bagay, D- Dumistansya ng isang metro, at A- Alamin ang totoong impormasyon.
Tandaan, we can BIDA Solusyon! Be a BIDA Bastonero by informing, reminding, correcting and appreciating to ensure public adherence to the minimum public health standards.
Together, we can #BeatCOVID-19!

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