The Department of Health in Caraga Region (DOH-13) announced Monday (June 22) the 31 new cases of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the area.
DOH-13 Director Jose Llacuna Jr. said the cases brought Caraga Region’s total confirmed cases to 87.
“We received on Monday 130 Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test results from the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City, of which 92 turned negative while 38 are positive,” Llacuna said.
Of the 38 positive results received, Llacuna seven were follow-up tests of Covid-19 positive cases in the region while the 31 are new cases of Covid-19 in the area.
The new cases, he said, are located in Butuan City (three), Cabadbaran City (one), Buenavista, Agusan del Norte (one); Surigao City (four), Alegria (three), Placer (two), Claver (eight), Malimono (two), Socorro (two)–all in Surigao del Norte; two from Cantilan, one from Tandag City, and two in Bislig City–all in Surigao del Sur.
Llacuna said that 27 of the new Covid-19 patients are considered asymptomatic and are now placed in isolation facilities in their respective local government units.
He said the remaining four new patients are experiencing mild symptoms and presently admitted for treatment in different facilities in the region.
Llacuna said 22 of the new cases are Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), one is a Returning Overseas Filipino (ROF), and eight are workers in the mining industry in the town of Claver, Surigao del Norte.
The new cases came two days after the DOH-13 announced the 25 cases on Friday evening (June 19) and the confirmation of local transmission of the virus in Butuan City.
“We emphasize the practice of minimum health standards, stay at home especially those who are aged below 20 and over 60,” Llacuna said.
He also reiterated his call to the LGUs to strictly implement the health protocols considering that cases of local transmission have already been recorded in Butuan City.
Source: Philippines News Agency