TACLOBAN CITY- The Department of Health (DOH) reported a high number of new recoveries of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the region on Monday (July 12).
With 210 recoveries, the number of recoveries since the pandemic started over a year ago is now 30, 705 or 94.02 percent of the total COVID-19 cases of 32, 657.
The 90 new cases were part of the 435 laboratory samples tested by three laboratories.
Of these, 432 were tested in two COVID-19 laboratories in the region – EVRCTC and DWHVL, while three were endorsed to Philippine Red Cross (PRC) – Cebu Chapter Laboratory. The total number of cases represents a 20.69% positivity rate.
EVRCTC has released a total of 271 laboratory test results. Of these, 219 were negative and 52 turned positive for COVID-19.
The DWHVL has released a total of 161 laboratory test results of which 111 were negative and 50 were positive for COVID-19.
The PRC– Cebu Chapter has released a total of 3 laboratory test results. Of these, one was negative and 2 were positive of the deadly virus.
The 90 new confirmed cases were from the following provinces, cities and municipalities:
Tacloban has 17 cases, Ormoc with 2 cases, the province of Leyte has 35 cases, Southern Leyte has two cases, Eastern Samar has 24 cases, Samar 8 cases, and Biliran with two cases.
Meanwhile, the DOH continues to appeal to the public to keep following the minimum public health standards.
It also urged the public to avail the vaccines when it reached to their respective communities. The department reiterated that vaccination is an important way to protect selves from getting the COVID-19.