8 April Bicol Covid Update: 3 new recoveries, 1 new case

The Department of Health Center for Health Development – Bicol reports three (3) new recoveries today bringing the total number of recoveries to eight (8). Patients with local codes Bicol#1(PH766), Bicol#10, and Bicol#13 are the new recoveries today after testing negative for COVID-19. All three (3) patients are from Albay and are now discharged.

On the new confirmed case

Bicol Region has one (1) new confirmed case of COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive recorded in the Bicol is now at fourteen (14), while recorded death remains at one (1).

A 66-year old Filipino female from Albay is the 14th confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bicol Region. She has a travel history from Quezon City, and is currently admitted at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH). The patient is in stable condition.

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DOH Bicol reports that the region as of April 8, 2020, has thirty-two (32) Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) awaiting results after fourteen (14) new PUIs were recorded today. The total number of PUIs recorded in Bicol is now at 141, 95 of them tested negative for COVID-19.

Continuous Appeal to Public

With the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until April 30, 2020, the public is urged to continuously follow the guidelines of the government. DOH Bicol advises the public to follow strictly the enhanced community quarantine procedures. Do not be complacent with recoveries. The curve has not yet flattened. Be vigilant, stay at home and follow the preventive measures against COVID-19.

Source: DOH CHD – Bicol

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