Eastern Visayas Records Highest Corona Virus Cases in One Day

23 December 2020

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Eastern Visayas Records Highest Corona Virus Cases in One Day
As of 9AM today, December 23, 2020, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 10,456, total recoveries at 9,463 (90.50%), and total deaths at 118 (1.13%). This brings the total active cases to 875 (8.37%).
A total of 244 new cases were recorded out of 1,472 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 1,125 laboratory results. Of these, 895 are negative and 230 are positive for COVID-19 (with 227 new cases, 2 reswabs, and 1 reinfection).
Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 328 laboratory results. Of these, 314 are negative and 14 are positive for COVID-19.
The Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center has released also a total of 19 laboratory results with 3 positives and 16 negatives.
The 244 new confirmed cases are from the following provinces/cities/municipalities:
TACLOBAN CITY (35)
ORMOC CITY (3)
LEYTE (44)
Abuyog – 1
Alang-alang – 1
Bay-Bay City – 3 (Close Contacts)
Barugo – 3
Burauen – 2 (1 Close Contact, 1 HCW)
Carigara – 10
Dulag – 5 (Close Contacts)
Jaro – 3
Javier – 1
Palo – 6
Pastrana – 1
Sta.Fe – 3
Tabon-tabon – 2 (LSIs)
Tanauan – 2
Tunga – 1
SOUTHERN LEYTE (16)
Bontoc – 1
Liloan – 6 (Close Contacts)
Maasin City – 8
Silago – 1
SAMAR (56)
Basey – 8 ( 7 Close Contact, 1 No details)
Calbayog – 2
Catbalogan – 29
Marabut – 1
Paranas – 1
Pinabacdao – 1
San Jose De Buan – 4
Sta. Margarita – 1
Sta.Rita – 4
Talalora – 1
Zumarraga – 4 (Close Contacts)
EASTERN SAMAR (53)
Borongan – 14 (13 Close Contact, 1 No detail)
Giporlos – 2
Guiuan – 18 (15 Close Contacts, 3 Local Case)
Maydolong – 1 (Close Contact)
Oras- 14 (13 Close Contacts, 1 Local Case)
Quinapondan – 1 (Local Case)
Taft – 3 (Close Contacts)
NORTHERN SAMAR (17)
Gamay – 4
Mapanas – 2
Palapag – 11
BILIRAN (20)
Caibiran – 2 (LSIs)
Kawayan – 1
Maripipi – 1
Naval – 16
On the other hand, the COVID-19 related death recorded today is EV-9682, a 1-month-old, male, from Sta. Rita, Samar who died on December 19, 2020.
Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.
There is one (1) case previously tagged as a new case from Tacloban City that has been reclassified as reinfection upon verification. Hence, the adjustment of the total case counts.
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.
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 distancing of atleast 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.

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