BARMM Covid-19 recovery rate climbs to 34 percent

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Health Minister Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan (Photo courtesy of BPI-BARMM)

COTABATO CITY: Recovery rate for people surviving the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues to improve in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), a health official said Monday.

Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan, BARMM health minister, said the recovery rate of Covid-19 cases in the region has improved from 31 percent on Saturday to 34 percent on Sunday with the reported 20 recoveries.

As of Sunday, the Ministry of Health (MOH-BARMM) recorded 19 new cases with one fatality, raising the death toll to nine.

Likewise, it was reported that a total of 153 persons have hurdled the virus out of 448 confirmed Covid-19 positive patients in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.

Dipatuan said while the number of positive patients continues to rise, the recovery rate is also improving.

“This is good, this will give us encouragement to further improve our efforts,” he said referring to the commendable job of Covid-19 health front-liners.

Of the total 448 confirmed Covid-19 positive, 286 are currently admitted in various hospitals and isolation centers.

The latest fatality from Tawi-Tawi was a locally stranded individual. Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, which constantly topped among the five provinces with high Covid-19 cases, has no new case as of Sunday.

Of the 19 new cases, 16 are in Basilan and Lamitan City; two in Tawi-Tawi; and one in Maguindanao.

On Saturday, the region reported six new confirmed cases, raising the region’s total number positives to 429 with 133 recoveries or 31 percent rate.

Dipatuan has also lauded a separate group of health front-liners who now work as “bakunadors” (vaccinators) for the “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” across the region. 

(Edwin Fernandez/PNA/SRNY/RSP)

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