Eastern Visayas sets new record of 276 for highest COVID-19 cases in a day

Today, June 03, 2021, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s new active COVID-19 cases at 276. 


TACLOBAN CITY — Eastern Visayas sets its record anew for the highest recorded Covid-19 cases in a day. 276 new COVID-19 cases and 26 new recoveries were recorded today, June 3, 2021, according to the Department of Health-Eastern Visayas.

As of 10 AM today, the Department of Health- Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 21,452, total recoveries at 19,733 (91.99%), and total deaths at 324 (1.51%). This brings the total active cases to 1395 (6.50%). 


A total of 276 new cases were recorded today out of the 1,336 laboratory samples tested in four (4) COVID-19 laboratories. Of these, 271 came from the three COVID-19 laboratories in the region -  the EVRMC, the OMDC, and the DWHVL.  While five (5) cases were reported by the Philippine Red Cross in Cebu City. The total number of new cases represents a 20.64% positivity rate. 

The EVRCTC has released a total of 739 laboratory results. Of these, 560 are negative and 179 are positive (with 175 new cases and 4 re-swabs) for COVID-19.


Meanwhile, the DWHVL has released a total of 376 laboratory results. Of these, 327 are negative and 49 are positive (with 44 new cases . 1 re-infection, and 4 re-swabs) for COVID-19.

Whereas, the OMDC has released a total of 165 laboratory samples.  Of these, 113 are negative and 52 are positive with COVID-19.

Likewise, the Philippine Red Cross of Cebu City has released a total of  57 laboratory samples from Eastern Visayas. Of these, 52 are negative and 5 are positive for COVID-19.


The 276 new confirmed cases are  from the following provinces/cities/municipalities: 

TACLOBAN CITY (44)

ORMOC CITY (32)

LEYTE (96)

Abuyog – 7
Alangalang – 4 
Albuera – 3 
Baybay City – 4
Burauen – 3 
Calubian – 1 
Capoocan – 4
Carigara – 2 
Dulag – 1 (HCW)
Hilongos – 1 
Javier – 1
Julita – 2 
Kananga – 9
Leyte – 1
Mahaplag – 3 
Matag-ob – 2 
Merida – 2 
Palo – 28
Palompon – 2
Pastrana – 2 
San Isidro – 5
Tabango – 1 
Tolosa – 8

SOUTHERN LEYTE (21)


Maasin Ciy – 20 (7 Close Contacts, 1 HCW,2 Returning Residents)
San Ricardo – 1 
NORTHERN SAMAR (27)
Allen – 3 (Close Contacts)
Biri – 2 (1 Close Contact)
Catarman – 1 (Close Contact)
Gamay – 4 (Close Contacts)
Lavezares – 1 
Lope de Vega – 1 (Close Contact)
Mondragon – 2 
Palapag – 1
Pambujan – 2 (1Close Contact)
Rosario – 1 (Close Contact)
San Antonio – 6 (Close Contacts)
San Isidro – 1 
San Vicente – 1 (Close Contacts)
Victoria – 1 (Close Contact) 

EASTERN SAMAR (15)

Borongan – 12 (Local Cases)
Guiuan – 1 (Local Case)
Oras – 2 (2 Close Contacts)
SAMAR (21)
Basey – 2 
Calbayog City – 1
Catbalogan City – 6
Marabut – 1 (Close Contact)
Paranas – 2
Pinabacdao – 1 
Santa Margarita – 8 


BILIRAN (20)

Almeria – 3 (Close Contacts)
Cabucgayan – 1 
Caibiran – 1 
Kawayan – 1 
Naval – 14 (6 Close Contacts, 2 LSIs, 1 ROF)

Other details will be provided by the concerned LGU. 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. —Tacloban News Update (Source: DOH-EV)

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