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Eastern Visayas logs 5 new Covid-19 deaths

FATALITIES from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have climbed to 211 or 1.39 percent in Eastern Visayas following the five additional Covid-19-related deaths reported on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

The Department of Health (DOH) in the region identified the latest fatalities as patient EV-10445, a 63-year-old male from Tacloban City, who died on December 22, 2020; EV-10464, a 28-year-old female from Tacloban, who died on December 26, 2020; EV-11383, a 50-year-old male from Tacloban, who died on December 30, 2020; EV-14213, a 73-year-old male from Tacloban, who died on February 2, 2021; and EV-15207, a 63-year-old female from Tarangnan, Samar, who died on February 19, 2021.

On Sunday, the region also logged 50 new Covid-19 cases out of 813 laboratory samples tested at the Eastern Visayas Regional Covid Testing Center and the Divine Word Hospital Virology Laboratory in Tacloban.

The latest laboratory results represented 6.15 percent positivity rate, according to the DOH.

The region’s total number of Covid-19 cases have already reached 15,211, with total recoveries at 14,590 (95.92 percent) and total active cases at 410 (2.70 percent). (SunStar Philippines)


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