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Total COVID-19 caseload in Bicol now over 42,000

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The Department of Health has logged 249 new COVID-19 cases in Bicol, to push the region’s total to case count to 42,050.

Active cases as of October 16 are now 13,398 representing 31.86% of the total cases.

The distribution of newly reported cases is as follows:

ALBAY: 67 (26.91%)
17 – Legazpi City
15 – Daraga
9 – Ligao City
5 – Guinobatan
4 – Polangui
4 – Tabaco City
3 – Malilipot
2 – Bacacay
2 – Pio Duran
2 – Sto. Domingo
2 – Tiwi
1 – Camalig
1 – Rapu-Rapu

CAM SUR: 65 (26.10%)
35 – Naga City
9 – Nabua
3 – Buhi
3 – Libmanan
2 – Calabanga
2 – Iriga City
2 – Pili
1 – Bato
1 – Bombon
1 – Bula
1 – Cabusao
1 – Canaman
1 – Del Gallego
1 – Goa
1 – Milaor
1 – Pamplona

CATANDUANES: 52 (20.88%)
25 – Virac
7 – Caramoran
5 – San Miguel
5 – Viga
4 – Bagamanoc
3 – San Andres
2 – Pandan
1 – Bato

MASBATE: 19 (7.63%)
3 – Aroroy
3 – Masbate
3 – Mobo
2 – Cataingan
2 – Uson
1 – Baleno
1 – Batuan
1 – Monreal
1 – Palanas
1 – San Jacinto
1 – San Pascual

SORSOGON: 45 (18.07%)
12 – Sorsogon City
8 – Gubat
6 – Bulan
6 – Irosin
4 – Pilar
2 – Juban
2 – Magallanes
2 – Prieto Diaz
1 – Casiguran
1 – Donsol
1 – Sta. Magdalena

OTHERS: 1 (0.40%)
1 – Taytay, Rizal

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

The DOH also logged 158 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 27,381.

Meanwhile, death toll climbed to 1,271 after 10 more patients succumbed to 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,” the DOH said.