The Department of Health – Eastern Visayas Center for Health Development reported one (l) new confirmed case of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 48.

A total of 183 sample results was released by the Eastern Visayas Regional COVID-19 Testing Center (EVRCTC) today. Of these, 182 were negative and one (1) new positive. On the other hand, Divine
Word Hospital released a total of 91 sample results and all are negative.

Patient EV-48 is a 42-year-old, male, passenger van driver from Leyte, Leyte. His swab sample was collected on June 3, 2020.
The 182 negative sample results come from various municipalities in Leyte (Tacloban City, Jaro, Kananga, Leyte-Leyte, Tabango, Ormoc City, Dulag, Burauen, La Paz, and Baybay City), Southern Leyte (Maasin City, Bontoc, Macrohon, and Libagon), Biliran (Kawayan, Caibiran, Biliran, Almeria
and Naval), Samar (Sta. Rita, Calbiga, Paranas and Tarangnan), and Eastern Samar (Guiuan). Likewise, the second sample result of patients EV-32, EV-33, EV-34, EV-35 and EV-37 who are all from Tarangnan, Samar are now negative. They are now considered as recovered.

The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the DOH- EV CHD is already done with their contact tracing activity for the Biliran Province confirmed case. There were 18 identified individuals who were swabbed. They are all asymptomatic and in a Community Isolation Unit.

As of today, the Eastern Visayas Region has a total of 48 COVID-19 confirmed cases. Of these, we have 18 active cases from Samar (Tarangnan (4), Villareal (1); Leyte (Tanauan (2), Baybay City (2), Hilongos (I), Jaro (I), Tolosa (2), Burauen (1), Abuyog (1), Tacloban City (1) and Leyte (1;) and Biliran (Naval (1) and 30 recoveries (62%). From these active cases two (2) are from the Balik Probinsya Program, three (3) Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI), and seven (7) Returning Overseas Filipinos.

“Again, we reiterate that the best way to prevent getting infected With COVID-19 is to practice personal preventive measures such as proper hand hygiene, social distancing, wearing a mask, and cough etiquette. As much as possible, let us also refrain from visiting public places or attending mass
gatherings. Let us all be vigilant and I call on everyone’s cooperation for us to beat this COVID-19 crisis,” Regional Director Molon said.