Active Covid-19 cases in Caraga climbs to 100

The Department of Health in Caraga (DOH-13) disclosed Friday an increase in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) active cases in the region.

In a report, the DOH-13 said the region has a total of 100 active Covid-19 cases as of Thursday.

It said Caraga only had 66 active cases on Monday, but double-digit increases in the succeeding days caused the number of active cases to rise to 100.

On Thursday alone, the DOH-13 said 26 new infections were recorded, increasing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 49, 303 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

The province of Surigao del Sur logged the highest number of infections on Thursday with 13 cases, ten of which were in the towns of Hinatuan, two in Tago, and one in Barobo.

The remaining new cases were recorded in Agusan del Sur with six; Tandag City, 3; Agusan del Norte, 2; and Butuan City, 2.

“A total of two recoveries were also recorded on Thursday. The region now has a total of 47,304 cumulative recoveries,” the agency said.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths in the region remains at 1,899 as the region recorded only one death since January 1, the agency added in its report.

The DOH-13 has reiterated its call to unvaccinated residents in the region to avail themselves of the free vaccination program of the government to impede the spread of the virus.

As of January 5, the agency said a total of 1,059,792 residents in the Caraga Region are fully vaccinated.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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