15 new cases bring to 997 total number downed by COVID-19 in Eastern Visayas
TACLOBAN CITY –– At least 15 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were registered in Eastern Visayas on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 997.
Among the new cases was a 14-year-old girl from Calbayog City in Samar, who was also suffering from an undisclosed ailment.
The girl was confined at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) along with a 24-year-old woman from Tacloban City.
Dr. Gloria Fabrigas, health officer of Tacloban City, said the woman had just given birth to a baby last Sunday, August 2, at the EVRMC.
As part of the health protocols, a swab sample was extracted from the woman.
The result showed that she was positive for the virus.
Tacloban City has five COVID-19 cases.
The other new cases in Eastern Visayas came from the town of Liloan, Paranas, Samar, Gandara, Carigara, and Barugo.
These involved locally stranded individuals who returned to their respective hometowns.
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