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Caraga logs new record-high COVID infections, with 467 new cases

The surge in COVID-19 cases in Caraga region continues as health authorities recorded on Friday 467 new patients, its highest single-day tally since the pandemic began in March last year. Courier File Photo  

Caraga set a new record for the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases after the Department of Health regional office registered 467 new cases on Friday, September 3.

The region’s previous record-high for a single-day increase was on September 2 with 391 new cases

The recorded-high number of new cases on Friday brought the total number of active COVID-19 cases in the region to 3,651.

According to DOH’s COVID-19 bulletin, Butuan City and Agusan del Sur province topped the list with 99 infections, followed by Surigao del Sur (70), Surigao del Norte (58), Agusan del Norte (43), Bayugan City (33), Bislig City (30), Tandag City (14), Cabadbaran City (12 cases) and Surigao City (9).

There are 183 newly reported recoveries during the same period, although an additional six patients died of the disease and raised the death toll to 998, according to the tracker.

DOH Caraga said the latest tally of active cases represents 12 percent of the total case count while recoveries account for 85 percent and deaths, 3 percent.

The agency also said that 96 % of the active cases are patients with mild symptoms and asymptomatic patients.

The region has been seeing an alarming spike of COVID-19 cases and number of fatalities since the start of September due to community transmission and weak enforcement of the minimum public health standards.

Authorities urged residents to get vaccinated and to follow health protocols to stop the spread of the virus. CLC

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