The number of recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Negros Oriental continues to rise even as health authorities grapple to bring down the active infections here.
Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Liland Estacion, health committee chair of the province’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, in a virtual press briefing Thursday afternoon said they received 327 swab results from Covid-19 testing facilities in Cebu City and the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital Molecular Laboratory.
Of the number, 293 were negative (including those of 26 new recoveries), 16 new positive cases, and 18 repeat-swab positives, Estacion said.
The 26 new recoveries are from Dumaguete (12); Sibulan (six); Bacong (four); San Jose (two); Amlan and Siaton (one each), she said.
The 16 new active infections, meanwhile, are from Dumaguete (five); Sibulan (four); Dauin (two); Valencia, Amlan, Bais City, San Jose, and Sta. Catalina (one each).
The total case count in Negros Oriental as of Thursday, Jan. 21, is 1,274, broken down into 1,020 recoveries, 219 active positive infections, and 35 deaths.
Dumaguete still leads with the highest number of cases at 80, followed by Sibulan (39); Tanjay City (19); Siaton (13); and Bacong (10), while other towns and cities have less than 10 each.
Estacion said the fatality rate in Negros Oriental was at 2.7 percent while Dumaguete had 4.2 percent.
Of the 35 mortalities, Dumaguete has the highest with 16; followed by Guihulngan City (four); Sibulan (three); Tanjay City, Bayawan City, La Libertad (two each); Sta. Catalina, Siaton, Zamboanguita, Valencia, Tayasan and Jimalalud (one each).
Source: Philippines News agency