The Department of Health Center for Health Development – Bicol (DOH CHD-Bicol) reported three new cases on Saturday, May 2, bringing the total positive Coronavirus disease-19 (Covid-19) to 46 in Region V.
No new recoveries was noted as current confirmed cases are 12.
The 44th confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bicol Region is a 53-year old Filipino male from Legazpi City, Albay. He is a close contact of patient with local code Bicol#35. He first experienced symptoms on April 25, 2020 and was swabbed at Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH).
A 32-year old Filipino female from Legazpi City, Albay is Bicol #45. She is a close contact of patient with local code Bicol#36. Her onset of illness was on April 28, 2020 and was swabbed at BRTTH. Bicol#45 is a healthcare worker.
Bicol#46 is a 29-year old Filipino male from Daraga, Albay. His history of exposure is being established. Onset of illness was on April 24, 2020. He consulted at BRTTH on April 29, 2020. Bicol#46 is the 11th healthcare worker, and the 14th frontliner who tested positive for COVID-19 in Bicol Region.
The Philippines continually remain on the third spot in Southeast Asia with the highest number of Covid-19 cases. Total cases in the country is 8,928 with 609 deaths. The Philippines continue to trail Singapore with 17,548 cases and 16 deaths, and Indonesia with 10,843 cases and 841 deaths.
Worldwide, the United States ranks first with 1.13 million cases and 65,605 deaths. The number of cases in the US is one-third of all the cases in the world.