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166 new COVID-19 cases logged in Bicol; Region’s total nears 7,000

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The Department of Health Bicol Center for Health Development has reported a record-high new COVID-19 cases in the region with 166.

As of April 21, the total COVID-19 cases in Bicol climbed to 6,952. Active cases are now 1,456 representing 20.94% of the total cases.

The distribution of new cases is as follows:

ALBAY: 23 (13.86%)
13 – Legazpi City
3 – Tabaco City
2 – Camalig
2 – Daraga
1 – Guinobatan
1 – Ligao City
1 – Malinao

CAM NORTE: 17 (10.24%)
5 – Capalonga
5 – Daet
2 – Labo
1 – Basud
1 – Mercedes
1 – Paracale
1 – San Vicente
1 – Vinzons

CAM SUR: 100 (60.24%)
38 – Naga City
7 – Sipocot
6 – Bula
6 – Tigaon
4 – Canaman
4 – Iriga City
4 – Milaor
4 – Pili
4 – Sagñay
3 – Camaligan
3 – Lagonoy
3 – Magarao
3 – Pamplona
2 – Nabua
2 – Pasacao
1 – Baao
1 – Bombon
1 – Calabanga
1 – Goa
1 – Minalabac
1 – San Jose
1 – Tinambac

SORSOGON: 22 (13.25%)
13 – Sorsogon City
2 – Prieto Diaz
3 – Pilar
1 – Bulusan
1 – Casiguran
1 – Irosin
1 – Juban

OTHERS: 4 (2.41%)
2 – Taguig City, NCR
1 – Paco, NCR
1 – Quezon City, NCR

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 logged 81 new recoveries, to bring the total number of recoveries to 5,229.

Death toll on the other hand rose to 267 after four new fatalities were reported. All of them came from CamSur.

“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 reminded.