Covid-19 claims 94 lives in 1 wk

By Mar S. Arguelles


The Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol said 94 individuals died due to Covid-19 during a seven-day period in late November and early this month.


DOH Covid-19 data indicate that for the period Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 this year, mortality rate ranges from 10 deaths cases to 19 death cases with the top three recorded incidents on Nov. 29 with 19 deaths followed by 15 deaths on Dec. 1and 14 cases on Dec. 4.


The recent death cases have brought to 1,856 cumulative deaths in Bicol since March last year.


DOH data showed that among the Bicol provinces, Albay had the highest death rate of 53 (56 percent) followed by Camarines Norte – 25 cases (27 percent), Legazpi City logged nine cases and Sorsogon with two cases, while the island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate has recorded no death during the period.


The latest Bicol Covid-19 update said apparently the Covid-19 cases in Bicol are on the downtrend with 3,851 people reportedly sick of the virus.


The active Covid-19 cases bring to 46,695 the cumulative cases from March 27 last year to Dec. 4 this year.


Meanwhile, the DOH Bicol said it has registered a total of 635,459 vaccinated individuals during the National Vaccination Days (NVD) as of 11:40 AM on Dec. 3, 2021 per Vaccination Operations Reporting System (VORS). This figure is already 55 percent of the region’s target number of 1.1 million for the National Vaccination Days.


Provinces in the region also reached 50 percent of their target goal for the NVD. Catanduanes is at 92 percent of its target for NVD, Camarines Sur – 61 percent, Albay – 56 percent, Sorsogon – 55 percent, Camarines Norte – 46 percent, and Masbate – 39percent .


DOH Bicol lauded local government units (LGUs) that reached more than 100 percent of their NVD target goals – the City of Legazpi; municipalities of Bagamanoc, Baras, Gigmoto, and Panganiban in Catanduanes; Cabusao, Camarines Sur; and Bulusan, Sorsogon.