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Press Release/8 December 2020 

Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) today recorded a total of 64,106 cases in the region including additional 318 new cases.

OIC-Regional Director Paula Paz N. Sydiongco disclosed that a total of 56,821 patients have already recovered from the virus. “We only have 5,521 active cases and are currently undergoing treatment in various health facilities in the provinces.”

Of the total cases, 1,764 have died.

The province of Laguna has the highest number of cases with 17,242; followed by Cavite with 17,160; Rizal with 13,286; Batangas -10,905; and Quezon – 5,513.

“We are still currently facing the threat of Covid-19 and we need every one’s cooperation in preventing its spread in the community. Sa ngayon, nagkakaroon na ng kapabayaan sa pagpapatupad ng safety protocols dahil marami ng mga tao sa lansangan at lumalabas ng kanilang bahay na walang suot na mask at nakikihalubilo kung kani-kanino sa daan,” she stressed out.

“I call on all local government units including our police force to strictly implement health protocols in the community. Patuloy pa rin nating kinakaharap ang banta ng COVID. Huwag natin itong ipagsawalang bahala upang hindi tayo maging biktima ng epidemya.”

“The vaccine is still months away before each of us can receive a shot. The government is doing its best to keep each and everyone of us safe so let us do our share in preventing the spread of the virus.”

“Let us not take the recent easing of restrictions to go out and travel everywhere we please. This is the time that we need to be wary. It is still best to stay at home and be safe, especially if do not have any important matter to attend to outside of your residence,” she reminded.

Sydiongco also told that the regional office is continuously working with LGUs in the management and treatment of Covid cases.

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DOH-CALABARZON together with LGUs continue to conduct mass testing activities in various provinces to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.