TACLOBAN CITY – With 157 fresh coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases logged Wednesday, November 4, Eastern Visayas has now breached the 7,000-mark. The Department of Health (DOH-8) reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 7,046.
Northern Samar province posted the highest number of cases with 80. Of these, 18 came from Las Navas town including 4 health workers; 13 from Mondragon; 11 each from Lope de Vega and Catarman; 10 from San Roque; 7 from Pambujan including 5 health workers; 4 from Palapag; and 2 each from Capul Island, Catubig, and Victoria town.
Governor Edwin Ongchuan has requested the extension of the implementation of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in the entire province from November 4 to November 17 or when lifted by the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID-19 (RIATF) due to the continuing spike of COVID-19 in his province.
Acceptance of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) is also suspended until November 17.
On the other hand, Eastern Samar has reported 32 new cases wherein 14 came from the municipality of Salcedo; 10 from General Macarthur; and 8 from Giporlos.
Leyte posted 25 fresh cases coming from Palo (10); Albuera (6); Javier (3); Julita (2); Alang-alang (1); Dulag (1); Jaro (1); and San Isidro (1). Tacloban City has 5, while Ormoc City has 2 new cases.
Samar also has 10 new cases with 9 coming from Calbayog City and 1 from Gandara town.
Meanwhile, Southern Leyte has 3 cases. Two (2) are from Maasin City and 1 from Anahawan.
The region’s death toll has now climbed as well to a total of 66 with 2 new deaths reported in Calbayog City, Samar, and Las Navas Northern Samar. On the other hand, DOH-8 has noted that Eastern Visayas has a total of 90.52 percent recoveries at 6,379 with 8.53 percent active cases or 601. By Marie Tonette Marticio