Sun. Apr 18th, 2021

ILOILO CITY – Two coronavirus-disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients in Western Visayas have recovered from the sickness, bringing the total recoveries of the region to six, the Department of Health-Center for Health Development in Western Visayas (DOH-CHD 6) announced on Saturday.

Based on the regional health department bulletin, the two recoveries are from Iloilo and Capiz provinces.

Two of the earlier reported recoveries are from Bacolod City; while Negros Occidental and Iloilo City recorded one recovery each.

In a press briefing, Dr. May Ann Soliva-Sta. Lucia, DOH-CHD 6 spokesperson, said they are coordinating with the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) for the data of the two new recoveries.

The region also has recorded no new Covid-19 case of the 76 laboratory results released at 6 p.m. on Friday.

“This is good news because the other day we have zero, yesterday we have one, and today we have zero new positive cases,” Sta. Lucia said.

The region’s total for Covid-19 cases remains at 39. Iloilo province still has the most number of Covid-19 cases with 15; followed by Bacolod City with seven; and Aklan with six.

The province of Capiz and Iloilo City recorded four Covid-19 cases each; Antique with two; and Negros Occidental with one.

Meanwhile, Sta. Lucia said that the regional health department reminds all level 2 and 3 public and private hospitals to attend to Covid-19 patients.

“All licensed level 2 and 3 hospitals are equipped with isolation rooms at the Emergency and In-patient Departments and should have the capacity to manage infectious cases,” she said.

The region currently has 29 licensed level 2 and 3 public and private hospitals, Sta. Lucia said.

She said the hospitals set their own protocols and policies about the charges in the patients’ use of facilities.

“They are required to post their fees in their respective units,” she said. (PNA)

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