EV recorded 473 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths and 655 recoveries

 
Eastern Visayas recorded 473 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, and 655 recoveries today, June 15, 2021. Meanwhile, Tacloban City recorded 93 new cases.

TACLOBAN CITY — As of 10 AM today, June 17, 2021, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 25,466, total recoveries at 22,918 (89.99%), and total deaths at 355 (1.39%). This brings the total active cases to 2,193 (8.61%). 

A total of 473 new cases were recorded today out of the 1,339 laboratory samples.  Of these, 467 were tested in the three (3) COVID-19 laboratories in the region -  the EVRMC, the OMDC, and the DWHVL.  While six (6) cases were reported by the Philippine Red Cross Cebu Molecular Laboratory in Cebu City.  The total number of cases represents a 35.35% positivity rate. 

The EVRCTC has released a total of 830 laboratory results. Of these, 458 are negative and 372 are positive (with 369 new cases and 3 re-swabs) for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 319 laboratory results. Of these, 222 are negative and 97 are positive (with 82 new cases, 2 re-infections, and 13 re-swabs) for COVID-19.

Whereas, the OMDC has released a total of 131 laboratory results.  Of these, 115 are negative and 16 are positive for COVID-19.

While the Philippine Red Cross Cebu Molecular Laboratory released a total of 58 cases coming from Eastern Visayas.  Of these, 52 are negative and 6 were positive for COVID-19.

The 473 new confirmed cases are  from the following provinces/cities/municipalities: 

TACLOBAN CITY (93)

ORMOC CITY ( 9 )

LEYTE (150)

Abuyog –11
Alangalang – 5
Babatngon -  3
Bato – 1 
Baybay City – 3 
Burauen – 3
Calubian – 4 
Capoocan – 2
Carigara – 2 
Dagami – 2
Dulag – 8
Isabel – 1 
Javier – 1 
Julita – 1
Kananga – 33
Matag-ob – 8 
Matalom – 2 
Palo – 23
Palompon – 2
Pastrana – 2 
San Miguel – 10
Sta. Fe – 2 
Tabontabon – 1
Tanauan – 8
Tolosa – 12

SOUTHERN LEYTE (89)

Anahawan – 5 
Bontoc – 1
Hinundayan – 3
Limasawa – 5 
Maasin City – 33
Malitbog – 30
Padre Burgos – 3
San Ricardo – 3
Sogod – 4
Tomas Oppus – 2
 
NORTHERN SAMAR (51) 

Allen – 10 
Biri – 2 
Catarman – 5 
Gamay – 7
Laoang – 1 
Lapinig – 1 
Las Navas – 1 
Mapanas – 2 
Mondragon – 3
Palapag – 1 
San Antonio – 1 
Victoria – 17 

EASTERN SAMAR (16)

Balangiga – 1 (Local Case) 
Dolores – 2 (Local Cases) 
Guiuan – 4 (3 Local Cases and 1 Close Contact)
Lawaan – 2 (Close Contacts)
Maydolong – 2 (Close Contacts)
Mercedes – 2 (1 Local Case and 1 Close Contact)
Salcedo – 1 (Local Case)
San Policarpo – 2 (Close Contacts)

SAMAR (60)

Basey – 1 
Calbayog City – 7
Calbiga – 1 
Catbalogan City – 2
Daram – 1 
JIabong – 6 
Marabut – 5
Motiong – 2 
San Sebastian – 1 
Santa Margarita – 29
Sta. Rita – 2
Santo Nino – 1 
Tagapul-an – 2 

BILIRAN (5)

Cabucgayan – 1 
Maripipi – 3 
Naval – 1 

Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.

Meanwhile the details of the new deaths are the following:

  • EV-24497 -  a 58-year old male from Llorente, Eastern Samar who died on June 15, 2021, and;
  • EV-24688 – a 52-year old male from Ormoc City  who died on June 15, 2021. 

With the increasing cases in Eastern Visayas, the Department of Health continues to appeal to the public to keep following and practicing the minimum public health standards at all times and in all settings. Be part of the solution in ending this pandemic! —Tacloban News Update (Source: DOH-EV)
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