The DOH-13 Covid-19 update as of Sepy. 24, 2022.

BUTUAN CITY – With 194 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections recorded in the Caraga Region last week, the total number of active cases in the region has increased to 341 from 284 on Sept. 24.

The Department of Health in the Caraga Region (DOH-13), in its weekly report on Tuesday, said the new infections brought the total cumulative cases in the area to 61,322.

The new cases were recorded in Agusan del Sur with 85, Surigao del Sur, 26; Agusan del Norte, nine; and Surigao del Norte with three.

Dinagat Islands province recorded zero Covid-19 infections last week, the report added.

In the cities, 50 new infections were recorded here last week, eight in Tandag, six in Cabadbaran, three in Bayugan, and two each in Surigao and Bislig.

“The region also logged 186 new recoveries last week, bringing the total number of recoveries in the area to 58,694,” the DOH-13 said.

Nine new Covid-19-related deaths were also recorded in the region last week, bringing the cumulative number of deaths in the area to 2,287.

The DOH-13 also led on Monday the launching of the “Bakunahang Bayan Pinaslakas,” which aims to encourage more residents in the region to have themselves vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Surigao City Airport, through the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), opened on Tuesday a vaccination space right at the departure area of the facility as support for the launching of the “Bakunahang Bayan Pinaslakas” program.

“As of 12:00 noon on Tuesday, a total of 20 of our employees received their first shots of the Covid-19 vaccines,” said Junelito Abrazado, the CAAP manager at the Surigao City Airport, in an interview.

Abrazado said the vaccination at the airport is also open to outsiders, including the family members of their employees. (PNA)