A total of 127 additional coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries were recorded in the Caraga region from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2.
These brought the total number of recoveries in the region to 3,136, based on the report of the Department of Health in Caraga (DOH-13) released on Thursday.
The recoveries are from a total of 3,796 Covid-19 cases logged in the region since March, with only 483 active cases remaining and 177 deaths.
“The local transmission rate in the region is at 71 percent or 2,688 out of the total recorded cases,” the agency said, adding that 376 health care workers and 155 front-liners were already infected by the virus during the period.
The DOH-13 also recorded 307 cases of Covid-19 among locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) and 64 returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) as of Wednesday.
The agency also announced 26 new Covid-19 infections in the region, where 65 percent of the patients belong to the 31 to 60-year-old age bracket.
“Fifteen or 58 percent of the new cases are females while 11 or 42 percent are males,” the DOH-13 said.
Of the new cases, 19 are classified as asymptomatic, five are with mild symptoms while two are experiencing severe symptoms.
The DOH-13 also reported the high percentage of availability of beds and equipment for Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients in the region.
As of Nov. 29, the agency said of the 39 ICU beds in all hospital facilities for Covid-19 cases in the region, only 13 are occupied with 26 units still available as of the period.
Of the 472 isolation beds, 354 are still available with 118 occupied while 143 of the 187 ward beds are still available as of the said date in the region.
Hospital facilities in the area have a total of 33 ventilators, of which, six are already occupied while 27 are still available.
For non-Covid-19 beds, the region has a total number of 2,693 of which 1,089 are already occupied with 1,604 still available.
Of the 12,147 isolation facilities in Caraga, the DOH-13 said that 9,246 are still available as of Nov. 29.
Source: Philippines News agency