W. Visayas Covid-19 recoveries now over 10K

W. Visayas Covid-19 recoveries now over 10K
MORE RECOVERIES. The number of Covid-19 recoveries in Western Visayas reached 10,045 based on the latest bulletin of the DOH on Monday night (Oct. 12, 2020). The total number of cases in the region is at 13,822, with 3,443 active cases, and 334 deaths. (PNA photo by DOH CHD6)

ILOILO CITY – The number of recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Western Visayas reached have 10,045, with 556 newly recovered patients as of Monday night.

This brings down the region’s active cases to 3,343 with 251 new infections, based on the latest case bulletin of the Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH CHD6).

Meanwhile, nine new deaths were also reported raising the death toll to 334. The region’s total number of cases is now at 13,822.

Of the total recoveries, Bacolod City has 3,554; Iloilo City has 2,401; Negros Occidental, 2,152; Iloilo province, 1,191; Capiz, 451; Guimaras, 133; Aklan, 106 and Antique has 57.

DOH CHD6 epidemiologist Dr. Jessie Glen Alonsabe, in a phone interview Tuesday, said the number of recoveries is dependent on the report that is being submitted by local government units.

The 556 new recoveries on Monday was so far the highest number of single-day recoveries in the region, he said.

Alonsabe called on the public to continue observing minimum health standards and follow the guidelines based on the quarantine level of their locality.

“That is the only way to help us maintain the reduction in cases,” he said as said that the running average in a day is on the decline but not that fast.

There are still areas that have high cases but if the minimum standards will be adhered to, then they will gradually decline.

“We give the credit to our LGUs for implementing tight measures,” he said.

Based on the report, the 251 new confirmed cases came from Negros Occidental with 141; Iloilo City, 59; Bacolod City, 25; Iloilo province, 19; Capiz has five; and Aklan with two.

Of the active cases, two are locally stranded individuals from Bacolod City and two are returning overseas Filipinos from Negros Occidental and the rest are local cases.

Meanwhile, of the total active cases, 76.21 percent are asymptomatic, 17.81 percent are mild cases, 4.65 percent are severe cases and 1.25 percent is still for verification.— Source: Perla Lena / (PNA)

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