Bicol logs highest single-day Covid-19 death toll

Bicol logs highest single-day Covid-19 death toll

LEGAZPI CITY – Bicol logged 11 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) deaths on Sunday, the highest recorded number in a single day since March last year, the Department of Health (DOH) in the region said Monday.

The DOH Covid-19 tracker showed that Camarines Sur logged the highest number of deaths with seven followed by Naga City with three. A patient from an area outside of Bicol died in the region and was included in the list.

DOH also recorded 17 new cases and two recoveries, bringing to 462 the total number of active cases of Covid-19 in the region.

The tracker for the period March 2020 to Jan. 10 of this year showed the region has a cumulative total of 3,806 cases with 3,178 or 83 percent recoveries, while 166 or 4.6 percent died.

Meanwhile, the Albay Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) was placed under lockdown over the weekend after an employee tested positive for Covid-19, the City Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases said.

City Mayor Noel Rosal, City IATF chairperson, said the lockdown would pave the way for contact tracing and to give sufficient time for disinfection of the building and its premises.

The closure would be lifted once contract tracing, as well as the swabbing of closed contacts, are completed, Rosal said.

The PENRO office is the third government office that was placed on lockdown in Albay due to Covid-19 infection. The first office that was temporarily closed was the Department of Education regional office followed by the Government Service Insurance System Legazpi Branch. (PNA)

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