EV REPORTS 258 NEW COVID-19 CASES, HIGHEST EVER

24 December 2020

COVID-19 ALERT:
EV REPORTS 258 NEW COVID-19 CASES, HIGHEST EVER
As of 9AM today, December 24, 2020, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 10,711, total recoveries at 9,512 (88.81%), and total deaths at 119 (1.11%). This brings the total active cases to 1,080 (10.08%).A total of 258 new cases were recorded out of 1,247 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 825 laboratory results. Of these, 580 are negative and 245 are positive for COVID-19 (with 243 new cases, 1 reswab, and 1 reinfection).
Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 392 laboratory results. Of these, 377 are negative and 15 are positive for COVID-19 (with 11 new cases and 4 reswabs).
The Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center has released also a total of 30 laboratory results with 4 positives and 26 negatives.
The 258 new confirmed cases are from the following provinces/cities/municipalities:
TACLOBAN CITY (24)
ORMOC CITY (16)
LEYTE (59)
Abuyog – 1
Alang-alang – 22 (Close Contacts)
Babatngon – 1
Barugo – 2
Baybay City – 1
Carigara – 1
Dulag – 3
Hindang – 3
Jaro – 1
Kananga – 2
Palo – 19
Pastrana – 1
San Miguel – 2
SOUTH LEYTE (11)
Bontoc – 1
Hinundayan – 1
San Francisco – 6 (LSIs)
San Ricardo – 2 (1 LSI, 1 Close Contact)
St. Bernard – 1
SAMAR (58)
Basey – 3
Calbayog – 18
Calbiga – 3
Catbalogan – 10
Gandara- 11 (Close Contacts)
Hinabangan – 2 (Close Contacts)
Paranas – 6 (Close Contacts)
Pinabacdao – 4 (LSI)
Villareal – 1
EASTERN SAMAR (17)
Guiuan – 12 (10 Close Contacts, 1 no detail)
Quinapondan – 2 (1 Close Contact, 1 no detail)
Salcedo – 3 (1 Close Contact, 2 Local Case)
NORTHERN SAMAR (22)
Gamay- 2 ( 1 LSI, 1 Close Contact)
Lapinig- 2
Pambujan- 18 (11 Frontliners, 7 No details)
BILIRAN (51)
Almeria – 13 (Close Contacts)
Biliran – 21 (20 Close Contacts, 1 LSI)
Caibiran – 1 (LSI)
Culaba – 5 (Close Contacts)
Kawayan – 8 (6 Close Contacts, 2 no details)
Naval – 3
On the other hand, the COVID-19 related death recorded today is EV-9894, a 72/M, from Catbalogan City who died on December 22, 2020.
Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.
There are three (3) cases previously tagged as new cases from (1) Basey, Samar and (2) Tacloban City that have been reclassified as reswabs 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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