TACLOBAN CITY- The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Eastern Visayas has breached the 300 mark as the Department of Health (DOH-8) reported 69 new confirmed cases of the disease.
This means, the total COVID-19 cases of the region are 334 as of June 17.
In a statement, the DOH-8 said that a total of 410 results were released by Eastern Visayas Regional Covid-19 Testing Center (EVRCTC) on that day of which 341 were negative and 69 were positive. They will be tagged as Patients EV-265 to EV-333.
The 69 positive results are distributed to the following municipalities:
For Leyte: 6 from San Miguel; 4 from Burauen; 3 from Alangalang; 2 from Matag-ob; and one each for Baybay City, Hindang and Matalom.
For Samar: 20 from Basey; 3 from Calbayog; and one each from Gandara and Sta. Rita.
For Southern, Leyte: 12 from Libagon; 8 from Tomas Oppus; 3 from Bontoc and one each from Padre Burgos, Hinunangan and Maasin, City.
On Thursday morning, nine additional positive cases were recorded by the EVRCTC.
The four results were from La Paz, Leyte which turned positive for COVID-19. They were tagged as Patients EV-334 to EV-337.
While, the DWHVL has released a total of 128 laboratory results with 123 negative and 5 positive for COVID-19. They were tagged as Patients EV-338 to EV-342 and from the following municipalities of Leyte:
Palo- 1; Tabango- 1; Capoocan- 1 and San Miguel, 2. same date
The EVRCTC has released a total of 265 laboratory results, with 263 negative and two (2) positive for COVID-19. They were tagged as patients EV-343 and EV-344.
Patient EV-343 is a 26-year-old, male, health worker, from Tacloban City.
Patient EV-344 is a 27-year-old, male, a Locally Stranded Individual (LSI) from Manila and a resident of Biliran, Biliran.
In an earlier statement Dr. Minerva Molon regional director DOH-8 said that the health department are taking steps to end this crisis in the region.
She added that local officials can do mitigation approaches like community restrictions and isolate people with symptoms, especially those who have a history of travel or exposure to Covid-19 cases,” Molon said.
To date, cases investigation is ongoing and more details will be provided by the concerned local government units, Molon said. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)