Eastern Visayas sets anew its HIGHEST-EVER recorded COVID-19 cases in a day at 606

Eastern Visayas Region logs another record-breaking tally of single-day COVID-19 cases at 606 today, June 19, 2021.
 
TACLOBAN CITY — As of 12 NN today, June 19, 2021, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region's total number of COVID-19 cases at 26,420, total recoveries at 23,447 (88.75%), and total deaths at 363 (1.37%). This brings the total active cases to 2,610 (9.88%). 

A total of 606 new cases were recorded today out of the 2,015 laboratory samples.  Of these, 598 were tested in the region's three (3) COVID-19 laboratories -  the EVRMC, the OMDC, and the DWHVL.  While eight (8) cases were reported by the Philippine Red Cross Cebu Molecular Laboratory in Cebu City.  The total number of cases represents a 30.07% positivity rate. 

The EVRCTC has released a total of 1,247 laboratory results. Of these, 841 are negative, 1 equivocal, 2 invalids, and 403 are positive (with 402 new cases and 1 re-swab) for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 627 laboratory results. Of these, 417 are negative, and 210 are positive (with 179 new cases, 1 re-infection, and 30 re-swabs) for COVID-19.

Whereas the OMDC has released a total of 70 laboratory results.  Of these, 53 are negative, and 17 are positive for COVID-19.

While the Philippine Red Cross Cebu Molecular Laboratory released a total of 70 cases coming from Eastern Visayas.  Of these, 62 are negative, and 8 were positive for COVID-19.

The 606 new confirmed cases are  from the following provinces/cities/municipalities: 

TACLOBAN CITY (85)

ORMOC CITY (10)

LEYTE (228)

Abuyog –3
Alangalang – 1
Albuera – 2 
Babatngon -  3
Barugo – 27 
Bato – 3
Baybay City – 1
Burauen – 8
Calubian – 26
Carigara – 3
Dulag – 19
Hindang – 1 
Isabel – 5
Jaro - 8
Javier – 3
Julita – 2
Kananga – 4
La Paz – 2 
Macarthur – 2 
Mahaplag – 2 
Mayorga – 2 
Palo – 46
Palompon –2
Pastrana – 6
San Isidro – 1 
San Miguel – 6
Sta. Fe – 4
Tabontabon – 2
Tanauan – 14
Tolosa – 18
Tunga – 1 
Villaba – 1 

SOUTHERN LEYTE (106)

Bontoc – 15
Hinundayan – 1
Liloan – 6 
Maasin City – 4
Macrohon – 11 
Malitbog – 2
Padre Burgos – 15
Saint Bernard – 44 
Silago – 5 
Tomas Oppus – 3 

NORTHERN SAMAR (17) 

Capul – 1 
Lavezares – 15 
Mondragon – 1

EASTERN SAMAR (55)

Arteche – 8 (3 Local Cases, 5 Close Contacts)
Borongan City – 30 (10 Local Cases, 20 Close Contacts)
Guiuan – 14 (1 Local Case and 13 Close Contacts)
Maydolong – 2 (Close Contacts)
Oras – 1 (Local Case) 

SAMAR (75)

Almagro – 1 
Basey – 3
Calbayog City – 22
Catbalogan City – 14
Hinabangan – 2 
Paranas – 9 
San Jose De Buan – 5 
Santa Margarita – 7
Sta. Rita – 1
Santo Nino – 1 
Tarangnan – 3 
Villareal – 7 

BILIRAN (30)

Almeria – 18
Biliran – 1 
Cabucgayan – 11

Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.

Meanwhile, the details of the new deaths are the following:

  • EV-24146 -  a 66-year old female from Tacloban City who died on June 17, 2021;
  • EV-23845 -  a 97-year old female from Burauen, Leyte, who died on June 10, 2021;
  • EV-23857 -  a 55-year old female from Burauen, Leyte, who died on June 9, 2021;
  • EV-23856 -  a 64-year old female from Burauen, Leyte, who died on June 8, 2021;
  • EV-25060 -  a 52-year old male from Burauen, Leyte, who died on June 8, 2021;
  • EV-24703 – a 53-year old female from Ormoc City who died on June 17, 2021, and;
  • EV-22867 – a 69-year old female from Calubian, Leyte, who died on June 17, 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 and in all settings. Be part of the solution to ending this pandemic! —Tacloban News Update (Source: DOH-EV)

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