108 NEW COVID-19 CASES, FOUR (4) DEATHS, AND 24 RECOVERIES RECORDED TODAY
As of 9 AM today, January 20, 2021, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 13,117, total recoveries at 12,048 (91.85%) and total deaths at 166(1.27%). This brings the total active cases to 903 (6.88%)A total of 108 new cases were recorded out of 1,098 laboratory samples tested in the three (3) COVID-19 laboratories in the region, the EVRCTC, DWHVL, and the Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center.
The EVRCTC has released a total of 769 laboratory results. Of these, 701 are negative, 1 invalid, and 67 are positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 292 laboratory results. Of these, 262 are negative and 30 are positive (with 28 new cases and 2 re-swabs) for COVID-19.
The Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center has released also a total of 37 laboratory results with 24 negative and 13 positive for COVID-19.
The 108 new confirmed cases are from the following provinces/cities/municipalities:
TACLOBAN CITY (17)
ORMOC CITY (13)
Alangalang – 1
Albuera – 1
Capoocan – 2
Dagami – 2
Dulag – 2 (Close Contacts)
Jaro – 1
Javier – 1 (HCW)
Merida – 2 (Close Contacts)
Palo – 19 (10 Close Contacts)
Pastrana – 1 (Close Contact)
San Isidro – 1 (Close Contact)
Sta. Fe – 1 (Close Contact)
Tolosa – 4
SOUTHERN LEYTE (10)
Maasin – 7 (Close Contacts)
Sogod – 1
St. Bernard – 2 (1 Close Contact)
Calbayog – 1
EASTERN SAMAR (22)
Borongan City – 4 (2 Close Contacts and 2 Local Cases
Guiuan – 14 (6 Close Contacts and 8 Local Cases)
Llorente – 1 (Close Contact)
Maydolong – 2 (Local Cases)
San Julian – 1 (Local Case)
NORTHERN SAMAR (2)
Biri – 2 (Close Contacts)
On the other hand, the COVID-19 related deaths recorded today is the following:
EV-12658, a 49-year-old, male, from Tabango, Leyte who died on January 18, 2021;
EV-11577, a 75-year old, female, from Catbalogan City who died on January 18, 2021;
EV-11716, a 79-year old, male, from Ormoc City who died on January 19, 2021; and,
EV-12850, a 73-year old, female from Calbayog City who died on January 19, 2021.
Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.
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.
Remember, we can BIDA Solusyon! Be a BIDA Bastonero by informing, reminding, correcting, and appreciating the public to ensure adherence to the minimum public health standards.
When deciding what activities to engage in, use the KERI vs SKERI risk assessment tool and its peligro factors.
Avoid large crowds or mass gatherings, keep a physical distance of at least one meter from each other, avoid activities that would last longer than 15 minutes, avoid venues that is not properly ventilated, avoid transmission causing behaviors like singing, shouting, heavy breathing or any physical contact, and wear face mask and face shield properly throughout the duration of the activity.