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Total COVID-19 cases in Bicol now close to 20,000

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The total number of coronavirus disease cases in Bicol is now close to 20,000 after the Health department logged 143 new cases.

Total cases as of July 16 are now 19,927. Active cases are now at 3,543 representing 17.78% of the total cases.

The distribution of newly reported cases is as follows:

ALBAY: 40 (27.97%)
7 – Legazpi City
7 – Polangui
6 – Bacacay
4 – Camalig
3 – Libon
3 – Tabaco City
2 – Daraga
1 – Jovellar
1 – Ligao
1 – Malilipot
1 – Malinao
1 – Manito
1 – Oas
1 – Pio Duran
1 – Tiwi

CAM NORTE: 17 (11.89%)
5 – Daet
3 – Vinzons
3 – Talisay
2 – Labo
2 – Jose Panganiban
1 – Basud
1 – Paracale

CAM SUR: 53 (37.06%)
27 – Naga City
8 – Tinambac
5 – Libmanan
2 – Iriga City
1 – Bato
1 – Bombon
1 – Buhi
1 – Calabanga
1 – Lagonoy
1 – Pamplona
1 – Pasacao
1 – Pili
1 – San Fernando
1 – San Jose
1 – Sipocot

CATANDUANES: 9 (6.29%)
5 – San Miguel
2 – Virac
1 – Caramoran
1 – Gigmoto

MASBATE: 9 (6.29%)
3 – Aroroy
3 – Placer
2 – Masbate City
1 – Dimasalang

SORSOGON: 15 (10.49%)
5 – Sorsogon City
3 – Gubat
2 – Irosin
1 – Bulusan
1 – Casiguran
1 – Juban
1 – Prieto Diaz
1 – Sta. Magdalena

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, 208 new patients have survived the disease, pushing the total number of recoveries to 15,658.

Ten new fatalities were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 726.

“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.