DAVAO CITY, April 6 (PIA) - The Department of Health Davao Center for Health Development (DOH DCHD) has recorded a decrease in the number of confirmed cases for COVID-19 in Region 11. Based on data provided by DOH DCHD, the number of new cases of COVID-19 recorded on April 5 is numbered at 3 compared to April 2 where there were 8 new cases recorded by DOH DCHD.
From March 18 to April 4, there are a total of 1,261 individuals who were tested for COVID-19 where 794 of the said patients were from SPMC and 467 belonged to other regions. Out of all the tests taken at the said facility, only 82 tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Chief of Hospital for Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Dr. Leopoldo Vega, this decrease in the number of confirmed cases is a good sign in the fight against COVID-19.
"The low rates that we have in terms of positive cases is because of our intervention in terms of social distancing or physical distancing and enhanced quarantine," Dr. Vega said
Health authorities are looking forward to the decrease of new confirmed cases a sign that the spread of COVID-19 in Region 11 is now under control through mere mitigation and containment efforts from both the health authorities and the government.
"We are now containing it to the extent that it will not rise and mitigate it because all we are doing right now is mitigation to stop the spread of this disease [COVID-19]," Dr. Vega said (PIA XI/K. Caro)