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8 more COVID-19 deaths raise Caraga toll to 548

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) death toll in Caraga region has risen to 548 with the death of eight patients on Tuesday (June 15). Courier File Photo

Eight more COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Caraga region on Tuesday (June 15), the Department of Health (DOH) in Caraga said. 

In a bulletin released Wednesday, DOH Caraga said the new fatalities raised to 548 the region’s COVID-19 death tally. No details were made available on the latest fatalities.

DOH reported that on Tuesday, Caraga also recorded 235 new cases, raising to 3,740 the number of active infections.

DOH tracker indicated that of the 235 new cases, Agusan del Sur topped the list of new infections regionwide. The province has 80 COVID-19 cases.

This was followed by Surigao del Sur with 70 cases; Bayugan City with 20 cases; Butuan City and Bislig City with 16 cases each ; Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte with nine cases each; Surigao City with six cases; Tandag City with five cases; and Dinagat Islands with four cases.

Caraga now has 18,551 total COVID-19 cases, 14,263 of which had recovered from the disease. CLC

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