TACLOBAN CITY-A police officer and a health worker were among the latest individuals from Eastern Visayas who were infected by the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19), raising the region’s total cases to 646.
The police officer sickened by the virus is from San Sebastian town, Samar province while the health worker who was also infected by the coronavirus is from Maasin City, Southern Leyte.
They were among the 21 people who were reported by the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday to have been infected by COVID-19.
All the 21 COVID-19 patients are now in their local government units’ isolation facilities.
Still, most of the latest patients of the region were locally stranded individuals (LSIs).
In Leyte, the town of Bato has two new cases with municipalities of Jaro, Alangalang, Mahaplag, Inopacan, Bato, and Palo have one each case.
In Northern Samar, the town of Lavezares has a 14-year old girl who arrived from Paco, Manila as its latest patient while in San Jose town, also of the same province, a 60-year old man who came from Caloocan City was also infected by COVID-19.
In Samar province, aside from the police officer from San Sebastian town, the towns of San Jorge and Basey have one each new case, both LSIs.
In Biliran province, another LSI from Manila is the latest COVID-19 case of Kawayan town.
In Southern Leyte, aside from Maasin, the towns of Bontoc (with four cases) and Tomas Oppus, Pintuyan, and Hinunangan, with one each, have logged new COVID-19 cases. (JOEY A. GABIETA, LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)