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TACLOBAN CITY along with four municipalities in Eastern Visayas has been able to successfully control the local transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the Department of Health (DOH-8).

DOH-8 has attributed the development to the coordinated efforts of all sectors in the community.

“The early implementation of lockdown and the immediate isolation/quarantine of returning residents have greatly reduced the transmission of infection,” DOH-8 explained.

Tacloban City has recorded a total of 58 cases, La Paz, Leyte with 16, Burauen, Leyte with 8, and Tarangnan, Samar with 35. read more

TACLOBAN CITY – Amidst the continuous spike of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Eastern Visayas, the Department of Health (DOH-8) appealed to local government units (LGUs) to no longer test returning residents and isolate them immediately. 

Roderick Boyd Cerro, chief of the DOH-8 regional epidemiology and surveillance unit, said that they have sufficient evidence to prove that returning residents are infected and testing them is resource-draining.

“They should go straight to quarantine for 14 days. Even if they will not be tested, they are considered as infected so that resources can be directed to test local transmission, which is alarming,” he explained. read more

THE DEPARTMENT of Health – Eastern Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH-EV CHD) has confirmed three deaths due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as cases continue to rise in the region.

The first COVID-19 death was recorded in Kawayan, Biliran. He is a 65-year-old male and a resident of Brgy. Inasuyan of said town. He is a locally stranded individual (LSI) from Manila who arrived last June 11, 2020 onboard a private van together with five other family members. 

Their swab samples were taken on June 14 wherein he tested positive for COVID-19. Patient EV 255 had existing medical conditions such as hypertension, congestive heart failure, and diabetes mellitus. He died on the same date when his swab sample was taken.  read more

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