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The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections across MIMAROPA region rose to 23 after the Department of Health regional office reported new additional cases.
Dr. Emerose Moreno, DOH – MIMAROPA COVID-19 Incident Commander said during the virtual presser that after two weeks of having no additional cases, they were saddened with the latest developments.
“Matapos ang halos dalawang linggong halos hindi pagkakaroon ng kaso, halos dumoble naman po ang bilang ng ating kumprimadong kaso ngayong linggo,” Dr. Moreno announced during the virtual presser.
As of the latest records from DOH – MIMORAPOA COVID-19 tracker, from the total of 23 COVID-19 cases in the region, nine coming from Oriental Mindoro, five from Occidental Mindoro, six from Marinduque, one in Romblon and two in Palawan.
Out of the 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the regional health office also announced that 10 of this patients successfully recovered from the respiratory illness.
Moreno added that our fight against COVID-19 is just starting and the numbers is expected to rise due to the expanded testing being conducted in MIMAROPA.
“Sa laban natin kontra COVID-19, tayo ay nagsisimula pa lamang. Inaasahan natin na ang kaso natin sa rehiyon ay maaaring pang tumaas bunga narin po ito ng isinasagawa nating mass testing sa ating rehiyon,” Moreno added.
Because of this, the health officials are asking for the full cooperation of the public.
“Mas malaki po ang inyong mai-aambag para sa lubusang pagbaba ng ating mga kaso. Ang istriktong pagsunod n’yo sa mga abiso ng DOH at ng inyong lokal na pamahalaan ay napakalaking bagay upang mahinto ang pagkalat ng virus na ito,” she ended.