Davao region records 28 new COVID-19 cases

Published July 20, 2020, 9:10 AM

by Zea Capistrano

DAVAO CITY – All five provinces in the Davao region have recorded additional cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Sunday, the Department of Health Davao Center for Health Development said.

The DOH said the region posted 28 new cases, bringing to 964 the total number of confirmed positive cases, of which 392 were still active.

The DOH added that 15 of these additional cases were from Davao City, four each from Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental, two each from Davao de Oro and Davao Occidental; and one from Davao del Sur.

Davao City now has a total of 232 active cases, followed by Davao del Norte with 49; Davao Oriental with 51; Davao de Oro with 45; Davao Occidental with seven; and Davao del Sur with eight.

The Provincial Government of Davao Oriental said all the four cases were from the town of Banaybanay.

“The four are all LSIs (locally stranded individuals) from Manila,” it said.

Three of them arrived on June 14, and the other one on June 13. The patients underwent swab testing on July 15 and the results only came out today.

In Davao del Norte, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) said two of the four new cases were overseas Filipino workers, one was a 33-year-old man from Panabo City, and another was a 28-year-old man from San Isidro town.

The other one was a 27-year-old woman, who was an LSI who arrived via a commercial flight.

Meanwhile, the provincial health office said the other patient from Kapalong town was still under further investigation as to his history of exposure.

On the other hand, the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro, said both cases reported today were women who were stranded in Manila. One of them arrived in the province on July 7 and the other one on July 4.

The two patients underwent swab testing on July 16, and were both asymptomatic.

The DOH said 16 were local cases, nine were LSIs, and three were returning overseas Filipinos.

The region has also recorded zero fatalities and 18 new recoveries on Sunday.