Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 recorded in Bicol Region

DOH Bicol records 1 new case of COVID-19
Press Release, July 13, 2020

The Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH CHD) – Bicol reports that of the 98 test results released today, one (1) is positive for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Bicol Region is now two hundred twenty-eight (228). Active cases are one hundred twenty-eight (128).

The 228th case of COVID-19 in Bicol Region is a 65-year old Filipino male from Camalig, Albay. He arrived from Manila on July 9, 2020. He is asymptomatic and is quarantined at an LGU quarantine facility.

Releasing of other details about the said patient is at the discretion of the Local Government Unit (LGU) concerned guided by the provisions of the Data Privacy Act.

On results received

A total of ninety-eight (98) test results were received today. Ninety-two (92) are from Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory (BRDRL), while six (6) are from Bicol Medical Center (BMC).

Of the 98 results, four (4) are invalid while one (1) is positive.

Breakdown of 93 negative results:
Albay – 1, BMC – 6, Camarines Sur – 31, Sorsogon – 12, and Legazpi CHO – 43.

On suspects and probable cases

Bicol Region has four (4) suspects – three (3) from Albay, and one (1) from Catanduanes. The one probable case is from Albay.

Appeal to Public

COVID-19 confirmed cases in Bicol Region are increasing. The public especially the Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases must strictly follow quarantine and isolation procedures. Everyone must follow all the health protocols such as social distancing, use of facemask especially when outdoors, hand washing, cough etiquette, healthy lifestyle and to stay at home. Cooperation and discipline from the public are crucial at this time of crisis.