Dengue cases down by 72% in the Bicol Region
Pahayag patungkol sa Kalagayan ng COVID-19 Testing sa Rehiyon
August 16, 2020
Sa mga nagdaang araw, napansin natin na maraming katanungan tungkol sa pagkaantala ng mga test results sa COVID 19 . Nais ng Kagawaran ng Kalusugan – Bicol na bigyang linaw ang mga katanungan tungkol dito.
Sa kaalaman ng lahat mayroong dalawang laboratoryo na accredited ng RITM na nagsasagawa ng COVID19 testing sa Rehiyon. Ito ay ang Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory (BRDRL) sa Legazpi City na gumagamit ng RT-PCR test at ang Bicol Medical Center (BMC) Testing Center sa Naga City na gumagamit ng PCR based GeneXpert Test.
Ang BRDRL ay nakakagawa ng 380 hanggang 480 test sa isang araw gamit ang automated extraction machine. Ang BMC Testing Center naman ay nakakagawa ng 40 -60 test sa isang araw. Sa ating pagtatala, ang pinakamataas na naisagawang pagsusuri ng BRDRL sa isang araw ay 381 at ang BMC ay 88.
DOH CHD Bicol Completes Distribution of Ambulances
The Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH CHD) Bicol completes the distribution of sixty (60) units of land ambulances and eight (8) units of sea ambulances across the Bicol Region last Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the DOH-CHD Bicol, Legazpi City with the last batch of twenty-four (24) units of land ambulances.
Earlier this year, six (6) units of land ambulances were distributed last March 9, eight (8) units on March 11, twenty-one (21) units on July 6 and one (1) unit on July 7. One (1) unit of sea ambulance was also released last March 6. All are funded from the 2019 budget while 7 sea ambulances funded from the 2018 budget were awarded last year.
For the land ambulances, Camarines Sur received twenty-five (25) units; Albay, eighteen (18); Sorsogon eight (8); Catanduanes, six (6); and Camarines Norte, three (3). For the sea ambulances, Albay received one (1) unit; Masbate, five (5) units and Camarines Norte two (2) units.
DOH Bicol records 4 new COVID-19 cases, 1 Death
The Department of Health Center for Health Development - Bicol reports four (4) new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Bicol Region is now eight hundred eight (808). One (1) death has also been recorded today.
Of the 4 new cases, two (2) are from Camarines Sur (1 Milaor, 1 Garchitorena) and two (2) from Naga City.
The 4 new cases are tagged as patients with local code Bicol#805 to Bicol#808 with details below arranged per Municipality/City/Province.