Deaths due to COVID-19 in Davao region surge past 100-mark

Published October 7, 2020, 5:24 PM

by Zea Capistrano

DAVAO CITY – The number of deaths due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Davao region has surpassed the 100-mark after two more deaths were recorded in Davao City on Tuesday.

Based on the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Regional Case Bulletin, the total number of recorded deaths in the region was at 101. The health department has yet to release the profiles of the latest fatalities.

Last Sunday, two deaths were also recorded in the city. One of them was a 67-year-old woman from Barangay Sto. Niño in Tugbok District, who had an unknown history of travel and exposure. The patient had the onset of symptoms on October 1, and died on the same day.

The other fatality was a 76-year-old man from Matina Aplaya here. The man had the onset of symptoms on September 29, and was admitted last October 2. He passed away after two days.

Meanwhile, 47 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the region bringing the total number of recorded cases to 3,337 and the active cases to 622. The DOH said of these new cases, 42 are from Davao City, three are from Davao Occidental, and two are from Davao del Norte.

The DOH said 55.3 percent, or 344, of these new cases was asymptomatic, while five were critical, 236 had mild symptoms, and 37 were considered severe.

The DOH also recorded 54 recoveries. The DOH said 28 were from Davao City, eight from Davao del Sur, seven from Davao del Norte, six from Davao de Oro and five from Davao Oriental. The region has recorded a total of 2,614 recoveries.