BUTUAN CITY – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Caraga region continued to rise with 29 new cases recorded on Monday.
Based on the COVID-19 Regional Case Bulletin released by the Department of Health-Center for Health and Development (DOH-CHD), 13 new cases were recorded in Agusan del Sur, 9 in Surigao City, 3 in Surigao del Norte, 2 in Butuan City and one each in the cities of Cabadbaran and Bayugan.
Northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region now has a total of 3,280 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 385 active cases and 159 deaths.
The DOH-CHD also reported on Monday that Caraga region has recorded 2,736 recoveries.
According to the medical status of patients, the DOH-CHD said 1 severe, 7 have mild symptoms and 21 are asymptomatic.
Among the latest cases, 15 were local transmission cases, and 14 had no history of travel to an area with known local transmission or exposure to COVID-19.
Among those infected, 16 were female, 13 were male, with the youngest at 13-years old and the oldest, at 87-years-old.
Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 307 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and 64 returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) have already contracted the virus in the region.