By Glen S. Ramos
TUGUEGARAO City, Cagayan – The Department of Health-Regional Office 2 reported a total of 523 COVID-19 active cases in the province of Batanes as of Friday, October 1.
The regional office said that the sudden increase started with only four positive locals with no travel history in the town of Basco last September 16, 2021.
Out of the 527 active infections, 364 are from the epicenter in Basco, 44 in Ivana, 41 in Uyugan, 36 in Mahatao, 27 in Sabtang, and 17 in Itbayat.
The provincial government also confirmed that there were health workers who were exposed to COVID-19 patients and are now undergoing isolation.
The province now has a total of 589 cumulative confirmed cases, 64 recoveries and 2 deaths. (AI/MTVN)