Eastern Visayas recorded 243 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths and 390 new recoveries

 
Eastern Visayas recorded 243 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, and 390 new recoveries today, June 15, 2021 according to the Department of Health - Eastern Visayas (DOH-EV).


TACLOBAN CITY — As of 9 AM today, June 15, 2021, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 24,725, total recoveries at 22,034 (89.12%), and total deaths at 349 (1.41%). This brings the total active cases to 2,342 (9.47%). 

A total of 243 new cases were recorded today out of the 889 laboratory samples tested in three (3) COVID-19 laboratories in the region -  the EVRMC, the OMDC, and the DWHVL.  This represents a 27.33% positivity rate. 

The EVRCTC has released a total of 631 laboratory results. Of these, 477 are negative and 154 are positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 164 laboratory results. Of these, 104 are negative and 60 are positive (with 50 new cases and 10 re-swabs) for COVID-19.

Whereas, the OMDC has released a total of 94 laboratory results.  Of these, 55 are negative and 39 are positive for COVID-19.

The 243 new confirmed cases are  from the following provinces/cities/municipalities: 

TACLOBAN CITY (41)

ORMOC CITY (25)

LEYTE (104)

Abuyog –3
Alangalang – 3 
Albuera – 1 
Babatngon -  1
Barugo – 1
Baybay City – 3
Burauen – 5
Capoocan – 2 
Carigara – 1
Dagami – 5
Isabel – 1
Jaro – 1
Julita – 3 
Kananga – 10 
La Paz – 2
Macarthur – 1
Matag-ob – 1
Matalom – 1
Merida – 1 
Palo – 29
Palompon – 5
San Miguel – 3
Sta. Fe – 1
Tanauan – 17
Tolosa – 2
Villaba – 1 

SOUTHERN LEYTE (11)

Bontoc – 1 
Hinunangan – 3 
Hinundayan – 1 
Liloan – 3 
Maasin City – 1
Sogod – 2 

EASTERN SAMAR (22)

Balangkayan – 2 (1 Local Case, 1 Close Contact) 
Borongan City – 9 (7 Local Cases, 2 Close Contacts)
Can-avid – 2 (Local Cases)
Dolores – 2 (Local Cases) 
Llorente – 2 (1 Local Case, 1 Close Contact) 
Maydolong – 1 
Oras – 4 (3 Local Cases, 1 Close Contact)

SAMAR (25)

Basey – 1
Calbayog City – 1 
Calbiga – 8 (Close Contacts)
Catbalogan City – 11 
Pagsanghan – 1 (LSI)
Paranas – 1 
Pinabacdao – 1 
San Sebastian – 1 

BILIRAN (15)

Almeria – 1 
Biliran – 1 
Caibiran – 1 
Maripipi – 4
Naval – 8

Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU.

Meanwhile the details of the new deaths are the following:

  • EV-21643 -  an 89-year old female from Javier, Leyte who died on June 2, 2021, and;
  • EV-20860 – an 88-year old male from Tacloban City  who died on June 12, 2021. 

Also, three (3) cases were tagged as new cases, but upon verification, were found out to be re-swabs.  Hence, the adjustment of the number of total cases. 

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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