By Kyla Ryanne Lumibao – THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DOH) XI noted a 17% increase in COVID-19 cases in the Davao Region last week.

According to the case bulletin posted on the DOH Davao Region Facebook page on April 25, a record of 74 new cases from April 18 to 24 was recorded, which were higher than the cases reported from April 11 to 17.

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The case bulletin also shows that there are an additional five new severe and critical cases — representing seven percent of the new cases — and 12 newly verified deaths.

With the current situation, the public is reminded to continue practicing minimum public health standards: to wear masks and to stay in well-ventilated areas. 

Meanwhile, an additional 25,961 individuals were fully vaccinated from April 19-25, increasing the total count to 3,074,531 individuals, or 69.9% of the target population in the Davao Region. 


Source: Mindanao Times (