BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) 13 (Caraga) on Saturday reported that a total of 20,361 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients in the region have beaten the virus.
This was after 336 new recoveries were recorded in the region on Friday, posting a recovery rate of 88.24 percent out of a total of 23,074 infections since the pandemic began in March last year.
Meanwhile, some 160 new infections were also recorded.
“Caraga region has a remaining 2,027 active cases or 8.8 percent of the total Covid-19 cases recorded,” the DOH-13 said.
Only one new death was reported, raising the death toll to 685.
Of the new Covid-19 cases in the region, 17 were recorded in Agusan del Norte, 14 in Agusan del Sur, 34 in Surigao del Norte, and 27 in Surigao del Sur.
In the cities, a total of 37 new cases were also recorded in Butuan, nine in Cabadbaran, 15 in Surigao, four in Tandag, and three in Bislig. (PNA)