EV maintains low COVID-19 numbers with only 14 active cases reported

EV maintains low COVID-19 numbers with only 14 active cases reported

The Department of Health reports a total of 64,760 COVID-19 cases in Eastern Visayas, with only 14 active cases as of April 17, 2023. Observing the minimum health standards is still advised. Photo: DOH-8

EASTERN VISYAS (EV) – The Department of Health in Eastern Visayas (DOH-8) has reported a total of 64,760 COVID-19 cases as of April 17, 2023. Of these cases, 64,052 individuals have recovered, representing a recovery rate of 98.90%, while 694 have succumbed to the disease. 

This leaves only 14 active cases in the region, accounting for only 0.021% of the total cases.

In the last week alone, there have been 13 new cases recorded out of 49 laboratory test results, representing a 26% positivity rate. These samples were tested in the four COVID-19 Laboratories in the region, namely the Eastern Visayas Regional COVID-19 Testing Center, Divine Word Hospital Virology Laboratory, Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center, and Salvacion Oppus Yñiguez Memorial Provincial Hospital – Molecular Laboratory.

COVID-19 CASE BULLETIN As of April 17, 2023, the Department of Health – Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total...

Posted by Department of Health Eastern Visayas on Sunday, April 16, 2023

Fortunately, no severe or critical cases have been admitted to the hospitals in the region due to COVID-19. Of the 49 ICU beds intended for COVID-19 patients, only one bed (2.1%) is occupied. Only 16.39% of the non-ICU COVID-19 beds are currently being used.

Despite the less stringent COVID-19 public safety protocols currently implemented throughout the country, the Department of Health reminds the public to continue observing the Minimum Public Health Standards. 

These include wearing a face mask, isolating oneself when sick, doubling protection through vaccination, and ensuring proper ventilation in enclosed spaces. The department stresses the importance of these protocols in maintaining the low number of COVID-19 cases in the region and avoiding another surge in infections. —iTacloban (Source: DOH-8)

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