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Total COVID-19 cases in Bicol exceed 24,000

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The coronavirus disease cases in Bicol Region have surged past the 24,000 mark after the DOH logged an additional 246 infections.

Total cases as of August 25 are now at 24,144, of which 3,324 are tagged as active.

The distribution of newly reported cases is as follows:

ALBAY: 33 (13.41%)
6 – Legazpi City
5 – Ligao City
4 – Guinobatan
4 – Malinao
3 – Sto. Domingo
3 – Tiwi
2 – Bacacay
2 – Daraga
2 – Pio Duran
1 – Libon
1 – Polangui

CAM NORTE: 26 (10.57%)
10 – Daet
6 – Sta. Elena
5 – Capalonga
2 – Basud
2 – Mercedes
1 – Talisay

CAM SUR: 52 (21.14%)
10 – Milaor
7 – Lupi
6 – Canaman
4 – Calabanga
4 – Goa
4 – Naga City
3 – Iriga City
3 – Pasacao
2 – Balatan
2 – San Jose
1 – Bato
1 – Buhi
1 – Libmanan
1 – Magarao
1 – Pili
1 – Ragay
1 – Tigaon

CATANDUANES: 8 (3.25%)
5 – Virac
2 – Gigmoto
1 – Bagamanoc

MASBATE: 92 (37.40%)
34 – Masbate City
14 – Milagros
13 – Mobo
8 – Aroroy
6 – Baleno
5 – Balud
3 – San Jacinto
2 – Batuan
2 – San Fernando
1 – Cataingan
1 – Cawayan
1 – Claveria
1 – Dimasalang
1 – Palanas

SORSOGON: 34 (13.82%)
24 – Sorsogon City
5 – Castilla
4 – Gubat
1 – Juban

OTHERS: 1 (0.41%)
1 – Tagkawayan, Quezon

The DOH said 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).

Meanwhile, the DOH also logged 101 new recoveries pushing the total number of recoverie to 19,648.

Death toll also climbed to 926 after two more fatalities were logged.

“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,” the DOH said.