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ORMOC CITY – This city, as of June 13, Saturday, now has the most number of active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Region 8 with 38 patients.

The numbers increased following the release of test results from the Eastern Visayas Regional COVID Testing Center (EVRCTC) wherein 68 came out positive, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 200.

A majority of the new cases are Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) brought home by the government’s Hatid Probinsiya/Balik Probinsiya program. read more

ORMOC CITY – The Department of Health in Eastern Visayas has confirmed the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case from this city.

Patient EV 49 is a 46-year-old male overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Saudi Arabia who arrived in Tacloban City last May 27, 2020 via flight Z2 8570. 

The result of Patient EV 49 is included in the 90 samples released by Eastern Visayas Regional COVID Testing Center (EVRCTC) on Friday, June 5.

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez expressed disappoint that despite their strict implementation of health protocols and border checkpoints for over three months, they have still recorded a COVID-19 case. read more

ORMOC CITY – 113 Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) from various parts of Cebu island, considered the hotspot of the Visayas for the virus, were properly welcomed by the LGU early morning of May 30, through its Stranded Ormocanons Recovery Assistance Task Force headed by City Councilor Jasper Lucero.

Councilor Vincent Rama, brother-in-law of Mayor Richard I. Gomez, personally witnessed the arrival of the LSIs and expressed his appreciation on how orderly the 113 LSIs were profiled by the assistance team who were all dressed in Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). read more

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