Bicol registers 1,118 Covid-19 recoveries

By Connie Calipay


The Bicol region has recorded 1,118 individuals who recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) since February this year bringing the total recoveries to 4,133 since the pandemic was declared in March last year.


Data of the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Bicol for January showed 587 recoveries and 531 in February. The numbers were based on the reports submitted by municipalities, cities, and hospitals to the DOH regional epidemiology and surveillance unit.


Camarines Sur posted the most number of total recoveries with 996; followed by Naga City with 702; Masbate with 573; Sorsogon with 567; Albay with 528; Legazpi City with 448; Catanduanes with 168; and Camarines Norte with 150.


Camarines Sur also has the most number of confirmed cases with 1,242 and 185 active cases as of Feb. 28.


DOH-CHD data likewise indicated 4,793 total cases as of Feb. 28, but only 454 remained active as of that date. Deaths remained at 206 as no casualty was reported on Monday, Mar. 1.


The health department said that out of the 454 active cases, 42.41 percent of patients were classified as mild and asymptomatic.


Of the total cases, 75.11 percent were either mild or asymptomatic.


“Two additional cases were recorded on Monday, one from Camarines Sur and one from Naga City,” the DOH added.


DOH Bicol continues to appeal to the public to remain vigilant.


“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,” it said. (PNA)