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COVID-19 cases rising in 7 Visayas areas — DOH

/ 08:53 AM June 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Seven areas in the Visayas regions have reported an increase in COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.

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“Itong Regions 6, 7, and 8 sa Visayas region ay tumataas ang mga kaso at ang nakikita natin ay may specific areas [ang tumataas ang kaso],” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an interview on ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.

(COVID-19 cases are increasing in Regions 6, 7, and 8 and we are seeing specific areas where the increase was reported.)

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“In Region 6, we have Iloilo City, Guimaras, Capiz, and Antique, and for Region 7, it’s Negros Oriental and Bohol, and for Region 8 we have Tacloban City,” she added.

Vergeire said the number of COVID-19 cases in the said areas are bordering from moderate to high risk.

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The increase in cases, she said, can be attributed to various factors, including increased mobility and the presence of more transmissible variants of COVID-19.

Vergeire added that infection clusters have also been observed in workplaces, prisons, and other settings in the said areas.

Based on the COVID-19 tracker of the DOH, Western Visayas has 6,688 active cases, Central Visayas has 3,479 and Eastern Visayas has 3,024 as of Sunday.

There are currently 57,679 active COVID-19 infections nationwide.

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