Press Release/April 12, 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) today reported a total of 644 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in the region.

There is now a total of 106,750 cases with 18,952 active cases and 84,961 recoveries. Recorded deaths are at 2,837.

The province of Cavite has the highest recorded case with 30,901 followed by the province of Laguna with 25,021, Rizal province with 23,911, Batangas province with 18,369 and Lucena city with 1,720 Covid-19 cases.

Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo disclosed that a total of 2,186 beds have been occupied by Covid patients and there are 842 remaining vacant beds available in various health facilities in the region.

The province of Batangas have 397 occupied beds and 132 available vacant beds, Cavite with 475 occupied beds and 196 vacant beds, Laguna with 566 occupied beds and 251 vacant beds, Quezon with 305 occupied beds and 143 vacant beds and Rizal with 443 occupied beds and 120 vacant beds,” he enumerated.

Janairo added that the modular tents in San Juan District Hospital and Laguna Medical Center are now complete and ready for occupancy.  

He strongly emphasized to residents of the region the need to follow health protocols and to stay at home as possible to avoid getting infected by the Covid virus.

Huwag po tayong maging kampante dahil matagal pa ang mass vaccination na gagawin. Kailangan munang mabakunahan natin ang mga frontliners, senior citizens na nasa priority list upang mapangalagaan ang kanilang kalusugan at maiwasan pa ang pagkalat ng Covid sa bansa.”

“We all have to make sacrifices in these challenging times and the best things to do is to follow the health regulations imposed by our government in order to stay safe,” he concluded

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DOH-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo emphasizes the importance of strictly following health protocols to avert the increase of Covid infection in the community during one of the vaccination roll-outs held in Cavite province last March 2021.