Soccsksargen region records fewer Covid-19 cases


COTABATO CITY – Health authorities have reported more recoveries for Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in region 12 with four of its localities having zero infection.

Formerly known as Central Mindanao, region 12 comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani and the city of General Santos popularly known as Soccsksargen.

In a report on Tuesday, the Department of Health in Soccsksargen (DOH-12) said Koronadal City and Tacurong City and the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato have listed zero Covid-19 infections.

Dr. Aristides Concepcion-Tan, DOH-12 director, noted that the four areas recorded high cases in January and February this year.

Also on Tuesday, DOH-12 recorded 18 new infections in General Santos City and South Cotabato having seven each, while Sarangani and Kidapawan City had one each.

DOH also reported 67 patients who survived Covid-19, while two died — one each from General Santos City and Tampakan, South Cotabato.

Overall, there have been 70,179 Covid-19 cumulative cases in the Soccsksargen, 67,414 recoveries, 181 active cases, and 2,552 fatalities since the pandemic was declared in March 2020. (PMT)

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