Calabarzon Regional Director Dr. Ed Janairo
The Department of Health (DOH)-Calabarzon on Thursday recorded the highest single-day count of positive COVID-19 individuals in the region with 1,175 cases, 139.80 percent higher than the 490 cases recorded on October 12, 2020.
“Presently, the province of Cavite has the biggest number of active cases recorded with 5,414 cases while Laguna still has the highest Covid cases at 13,555,” Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo said.
“With the additional laboratory testing centers that we have established mas madali pa nating malalaman kung gaano karami ang apektado ng Covid, kasama na dito ang kasalukuyang ginagawang swab testing activities ng ating mga LGUs, mas maagapan pa natin ang pagdami ng mga kaso.”
From the October 13, 2020 DOH Covid-19 Situation Report for Calabarzon of 45,068 total cases, 15,203 are which are active cases.
Recoveries were recorded at 28,842 while fatalities in the region now reached 1,023 deaths.
According to Director Janairo, a total of 21 laboratory testing facilities have applied for accreditation and there are 13 laboratory testing centers in the region that are already at Stage 5 accreditation.
“All of the accredited laboratories are testing 6,348 cases a day and the Philippine Red Cross-Batangas Chapter has the highest testing capacity at 3,240 a day while the GeneXpert Testing of RAKKK Prophet Medical Center, Inc. has the lowest at 32 per day,” Janairo said.
“We are encouraging other health facilities in the region to apply for accreditation so that we can have more testing centers to accommodate the growing number of cases in order to provide faster results,” Janairo added.
Calabarzon has the most number of registered health facilities in the country at 14%.