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Total COVID-19 cases in Bicol exceed 13,000 mark; 23 new deaths logged

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The total coronavirus disease cases in Bicol have surged past the 13,000 mark, the Health department in the region reported.

The cumulative cases as of June 5 reached 13,227 after the DOH logged 240 new COVID-19 infections.

On the other hand, the death toll climbed to 444 after 23 fatalities were recorded.

Active cases are now at 4,221, representing 31.91% of the total cases.

The distribution of newly reported cases is as follows:

ALBAY: 124 (51.67%)
67 – Legazpi City
12 – Daraga
8 – Manito
7 – Ligao City
5 – Tiwi
4 – Guinobatan
3 – Polangui
3 – Santo Domingo
3 – Tabaco City
2 – Libon
2 – Malilipot
2 – Malinao
2 – Oas
2 – Rapu-Rapu
1 – Bacacay
1 – Camalig

CAM NORTE: 2 (0.83%)
2 – Daet

CAM SUR: 48 (20%)
28 – Naga City
4 – Iriga City
2 – Milaor
2 – Pili
2 – San Jose
1 – Balatan
1 – Buhi
1 – Bula
1 – Canaman
1 – Caramoan
1 – Garchitorena
1 – Lagonoy
1 – Nabua
1 – Sagñay
1 – Siruma

CATANDUANES: 22 (9.17%)
8 – Virac
4 – San Andres
3 – Caramoran
2 – Baras
2 – Panganiban
2 – Viga
1 – Bato

MASBATE: 1 (0.42%)
1 – Mandaon

SORSOGON: 43 (17.92%)
12 – Sorsogon City
8 – Bulan
7 – Gubat
5 – Matnog
3 – Pilar
2 – Irosin
2 – Juban
1 – Barcelona
1 – Casiguran
1 – Castilla
1 – Santa Magdalena

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).

Meanwhile, the DOH also reported 58 new recoveries. Total number of recoveries are now at 8,562.

Further, the distribution of death toll is as follows:

1 – Albay
15 – Camarines Sur
2 – Sorsogon
5 – Naga City

“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.