90% of COVID-19 patients in Eastern Visayas already recovered, according to DOH

TACLOBAN CITY - A total of 6,879 Covid-19 patients in Eastern Visayas have already recovered from the disease, according to Department of Health (DOH) on a report released last Thursday, November 12.


Representing 90.11 percent of the region’s 7,634 are confirmed cases since March, according to DOH-Eastern Visayas director Carmen Garado at a virtual press briefing."


Nearly 99 percent of our patients have no symptoms or minor symptoms and the rest are serious or critical cases," she said.


The health department also reported that 72 or 94 percent of patients infected with the disease in the region died due to complications.


Garado said most of the patients are senior citizens and people with other diseases such as chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, etc.

Currently, the region has 683 active cases, with an increase of 141 new infections from 1,607 test results released Wednesday night.

Of the new cases, 50 were from Northern Samar, 39 were from Leyte, 26 were from Samar, 19 were from Eastern Samar, six were from Tacloban, the regional capital, and one was from southern Leyte.

The region recorded an increase in cases last week due to well-tested trials, particularly in the Samar provinces, according to Roderick Boyd Cerro, DOH regional epidemiology and surveillance unit head.


“There is ongoing local delivery in some areas due to some lack of health facilities to prevent infection control, but we already consider these issues,” he added.


Meanwhile, six municipalities in the region remains covid case-free since the start of the global health crisis, namely Biri, San Vicnete, Talalora, Tagapul-an, Jipadpad and Hinanduyan. All are from Samar Island.

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