As of August 30, 2022, the Department of Health – Eastern Visayas reports the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases at 63,076 with total recoveries at 62,179 (98.58%) and total deaths at 679 (1.08%). This brings the total active cases to 218 (0.35%).

206 new cases were recorded from August 122 2022 to August 28, 2022 out of the 1,388 laboratory samples tested in the four (4) COVID-19 Laboratories of the Region – Eastern Visayas Regional COVID-19 Testing Center (EVRCTC), Divine Word Hospital Virology Laboratory (DWHVL), Ormoc Molecular Diagnostic Center (OMDC) and Salvacion Oppus Yniguez Memorial Provincial Hospital Molecular Laboratory (SOYMPHML). This represents a 14.84% positivity rate.

There are 3 severe and critical cases admitted to our hospitals due to COVID-19. Out of 49 ICU beds intended for patients with COVID-19, 3 (6.12%) are occupied. Meanwhile, 27.18% of 1,133 non-ICU COVID-19 beds are currently being used.

2,810,650 individuals or 82.53% of our target population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while 396,704 individuals have already received their booster shots. On the other hand, 65.82% of our target A2 population have already received their primary series.

With the downgraded Alert Level status in the different parts of the region and the gradual decline of our COVID-19 cases in the region, let us continue to be vigilant and practice the minimum public health standards in all settings. As we go through a more lenient implementation of our border restrictions which causes our mobility to increase, it is very important to still practice our health protocols.

The public is also reminded that intensified vaccination roll-out against COVID-19 is still being conducted all over the region. Vaccines are still our best defense against the virus and its variants. Get vaccinated and boosted for a strengthened community protection.