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TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – Good news. Eastern Visayas has had 125 new recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the region’s cumulative total to 11,126 as of Saturday, January 9.

The number represents 92.98 percent of the region’s 11,966 confirmed cases since March, based on the latest case bulletin of the Department of Health (DOH).

The DOH attributed the region’s high recovery rate to the high percentage of asymptomatic or mild patients, which is 98.7 percent of the total. The rest are severe and critical cases. read more

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – Alarmed by the spike of cases in Eastern Visayas, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has asked local government officials to heighten the drive against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Since Leyte and Samar areas now fall under the high-risk classification of the World Health Organization, local government units (LGUs) should act immediately to contain the virus spread, said DILG Regional Director Karl Cesar Rimando in an advisory for LGUs posted on Wednesday night, December 30. read more

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – A total of 9,753 patients in Eastern Visayas have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday, December 26.

In its latest case bulletin, 88 new recoveries were recorded in the region while 48 more have been infected – 24 in Leyte, 12 in Tacloban City, 10 in Samar, and 2 in Eastern Samar.

The total recoveries represent 89.77 percent of the region’s 10,864 confirmed cases since March.

The DOH attributed the region’s high recovery rate to the high percentage of asymptomatic or mild patients, which is 98.8 percent of the total. read more

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