EASTERN Visayas logged a total of 35,000 cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) since the pandemic started last year, the regional health department reported Sunday, July 25, 2021.
As of Sunday, the region also recorded 33,201 (94.86 percent) total recoveries and 419 (1.20 percent) total deaths, bringing the total active cases to 1,380 (3.94 percent).
The regional health department said a total of 158 new cases were recorded out of 934 laboratory samples tested in three Covid-19 laboratories in Eastern Visayas on Sunday.
The result represents a 17-percent positivity rate.
The 158 new confirmed cases were from Tacloban City (17), Ormoc City (30), Leyte province (52), Southern Leyte (3), Eastern Samar (12), Northern Samar (27), Samar (11), and Biliran (6).
Meanwhile, two new deaths were reported on Sunday.
They were identified as patient EV24669, an 81-year-old female from Julian, Eastern Samar who died on July 24, 2021, and patient EV32878, a 52-year-old male from Sulat, Eastern Samar who died on July 15, 2021.
“With the high number of cases in Eastern Visayas, the Department of Health continues to appeal to the public to keep following and keep practicing the minimum public health standards all the time and in all settings. Be part of the solution in ending this pandemic,” the regional health department said. (SunStar Philippines)