DOH Bicol reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, 5 recoveries

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The Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH CHD) – Bicol recorded four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of yesterday night.

The latest number brought the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Bicol Region to 227.

All four cases recorded today are from Naga City and are quarantined at an LGU quarantine facility. The breakdown is as follows:

• Bicol#224 – a 10-year old Filipino female. She is a close contact of Bicol#111. She is asymptomatic.

• Bicol#225 – a 51-year old Filipino male. He arrived from Quezon City on July 1, 2020. He first experienced symptoms on July 4, 2020. Bicol#225 is a mechanical installer.

• Bicol#226 – a 40-year old Filipino male. He had a travel history from Dubai and Manila. He arrived in Naga City on June 26, 2020. He first experienced symptoms on June 7, 2020. Bicol#226 is a visual merchandiser.

• Bicol#227 – a 30-year old Filipino female. Her history of exposure is to be established. She first experienced symptoms on July 8, 2020. Bicol#227 is a frontliner in a barangay hall.

Meanwhile, five recoveries have been recorded yesterday.

• Bicol#94 – a 41-year old Filipino male from Pasacao, Camarines Sur.
• Bicol#95 – a 32-year old Filipino female from Balatan, Camarines Sur.
• Bicol#98 – a 30-year old Filipino male from Matnog, Sorsogon.
• Bicol#99 – a 35-year old Filipino male from Canaman, Camarines Sur.
• Bicol#100 – a 60-year old Filipino male from Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Active cases in Bicol Region are 128.

Meanwhile, the DOH appealed to Bicolanos to follow all the health protocols in order to prevent the further spread of the virus.

“COVID-19 confirmed cases in Bicol Region are increasing. The public, especially the Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases must strictly follow quarantine and isolation procedures,” said the department.

“Everyone must follow all the health protocols such as social distancing, use of facemask especially when outdoors, hand washing, cough etiquette, healthy lifestyle and to stay at home. Cooperation and discipline from the public are crucial at this time of crisis,” it added.