The Department of Health (DOH) Davao Center for Health Development reported 43 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) bringing the region’s total number of active cases to 492.

Davao City accounted for the most number of new cases with 35 followed by Davao del Sur with six and Davao del Norte and Davao Occidental accounting one new case each.

Positivity rate is at 7%.

Of these new cases, one is a Locally Stranded Individual (LSI), 13 are for further verification, while 29 are local cases.

The DOH Davao region said 1,069 persons were tested on Friday, of which 78 tested positive for Covid-19. The regional office of the DOH however clarified that 35 of the 78 persons who tested positive were from other regions, thus, these cases will be added to their respective region.

The region also reported 29 recoveries Friday. Davao City registered the highest recovery at 20 while Davao de Oro reported four, Davao del Sur had three, and Davao del Norte had two.

The three new Covid-19 deaths were all from Davao City.  Rommel F. Lopez