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Bicol’s COVID-19 cases now at 4,708

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The cumulative coronavirus disease cases in Bicol Region reached 4,708 as of February 21, the Department of Health Center for Health Development reported.

The department logged eight new cases as of yesterday. Active cases are now 513.

The distribution of newly reported cases:

ALBAY: 2 (25%)
2 – Legazpi City

CAM SUR: 5 (62.5%)
2 – Lagonoy
2 – Naga City
1 – Magarao

SORSOGON: 1 (12.5%)
1 – Juban

The DOH said that the details of newly reported cases are forwarded to concerned Provincial/City/Hospital Epidemiology and Surveillance Units (ESUs) and LGUs.

It added that releasing of personal information of patients is governed by the provisions of the Data Privacy Act (R.A. 10173).

Total number of recoveries are 3,995, while death toll remains 200.

The DOH also reminded Bicolanos to follow health protocols in order to prevent the further spread of the disease.

“The fight against COVID-19 rests primarily in each individual action. Everyone should take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from contracting the virus,” said the DOH/

“Let’s #BIDASolusyon + sa COVID-19 para sa Serbisyong Salud Bikolnon,” it added.