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COVID-19 cases up in Bicol, Zambo Peninsula, MIMAROPA —DOH

Three regions in the Philippines reported an increase in new COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.

In a media forum, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire identified these regions as the Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, and MIMAROPA.

Data from the DOH showed Bicol Region has reported a total of 43,712 confirmed cases as of October 6, of which 3,311 are active cases while 680 have died.

The Zamboanga Pensinsula has reported 43,298 cases. Of this, 2,786 are active while 831 have succumbed to the illness.

Meanwhile,  a total of 29,960 cases have been reported in MIMAROPA, of which 2,003 are active cases while 688 have died.

According to Vergeire, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the Ilocos Region, and the Cagayan Valley remain under high-risk classification due to the number of COVID-19 cases.

CAR has recorded a total of 77,557 confirmed cases, of which 6,794 are active and 1,129 have succumbed to the illness.

Data showed that the Ilocos Region, meanwhile, has 92,819 cases -- 8,175 active and 1,550 deaths.

A total of 115,695 cases have been recorded in the Cagayan Valley. Of this, 8,480 are active cases while 1,902 have passed away due to the illness.

Vergeire previously said cases have been decreasing in the National Capital Region (NCR).

“While we are seeing a negative growth in the National Capital Region, we would like to reiterate that this is the time that we should continue hammering on our COVID-19 response para tuluyang bumaba na ang bilang ng mga nagkakasakit,” she said.

She also urged the public to follow minimum health standards

The country has 2,632,881 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, October 7.  —KBK, GMA News