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Eastern Visayas reports more Covid-19 recoveries

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THE Department of Health (DOH)-Eastern Visayas reported a total of 321 recoveries out of the 547 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the region, as of Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

In Tacloban City alone, 23 out of 53 Covid-19 cases have been discharged from the hospital after they recovered from the disease.

Tacloban City Health Office also said that out of 958 returning Tacloban residents, 431 were cleared and two recovered, as of July 1.

In Tarangnan, Samar, a total of 27 recovered Covid-19 cases are already being reintegrated into the community while seven other cases are under recovery facility.

“Today is a day to celebrate. This is the day that God answered our every prayer,” said Tarangnan-Rural Health Unit in a statement.

“Pero diri po angay nga magin kampante na kita ha pagkayana kundi ipadayon an aton disiplina nga iginpakita han panahon han aton kakurian kay asya ito an nakatalwas ha aton hini nga pandemya,” added Tarangnan Mayor Arnel tan.

As of July 2, Tarangnan recorded 35 Covid-19 cases, with zero active cases and one fatality.

The first Covid-19 case from Mercedes, Eastern Samar has also recovered, according to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in the province.

“His second swab test result turned out negative. He is now back in Mercedes from Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, Tacloban City under strict home isolation and monitoring for additional 14-days quarantine. After which, he will be integrated back into the community,” said PIA-Eastern Samar in a report.

Meanwhile, 18 health workers in the OSPA- Farmers Medical Center have tested negative for the virus.

The said health workers were quarantined after they were exposed to the Covid-19 patient who died last June 24, 2020.

“They have now finished their 14-day quarantine,” said the Ormoc City Government.

Ormoc officials also reminded the public that acts of discrimination against health workers is punishable under Ormoc City Ordinance No. 36 and carries a hefty penalty of P 1,000 to P 5,000 and/or imprisonment of one day to one month.

Discrimination against Covid-19 patients and their families is also punishable, it added.

“We have been able to control the spread of Covid-19 in our city even if at one time we posted the highest number, we will be able to do it with your continued cooperation,” the Ormoc City Government statement read.

According to PIA in the region, Ormoc City recorded a total of 57 Covid-19 cases, with 15 active cases, as of July 2.

DOH-Eastern Visayas urged the public to maintain the health protocols to prevent the spread of the disease. (SunStar Philippines)


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