W. Visayas records highest single-day COVID recoveries

Published August 27, 2020, 9:31 AM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY — The Western Visayas region recorded its highest single-day recoveries after 150 people recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the Department of Health (DOH-6).

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DOH Chief for Emerging Infectious Diseases Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te said the COVID-19 recoveries recorded on August 26 surpassed the previous record. Last July 17, there were only 63 new recoveries.

Western Visayas region currently has a total of 1,703 recoveries. It is 45 percent out of the 3,738 total COVID-19 cases recorded since March.

Bacolod City posted the highest number of recoveries with 133 followed by Iloilo province with 11.

Iloilo City had three recoveries while one recovery each was recorded in Antique, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental provinces.

There are currently 1,980 active COVID-19 cases in the region with 87 new cases recorded on Wednesday.  Majority of the new cases, 82 out of 87,  were locally transmitted.

The DOH-6 has previously left it to local government units (LGUs) to specify the demographic data of new COVID-19 cases when it omitted the detailed information in its daily bulletin.