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So. Leyte records zero COVID-19 as EV reports lowest single day tally

For three straight days, on November 22, 23 and 24, 2021 Southern Leyte reported zero new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. While the entire Eastern Visayas on Monday, November 22, 2021 recorded only 5 fresh COVID-19 infections. The Department of Health said that November 22 was the region’s lowest single-day COVID-19 occurrence since the start of the pandemic in the early months of year 2020.
Likewise, Maasin City, the most populous place in Southern Leyte, reported zero COVID-19 new cases for November 22, 23, 24 and 26, 2021. Also on November 22, 2022 there was no new reported deaths related to COVID-19 in Region 8.
Reported fresh Covid cases were also at their lowest nationwide tally on November 22 with 984 new cases; November 23 with 1,153 new cases; and November 24 with only 890 new cases.
The Department of Health (DOH) said that the decrease in COVID-19 cases could have resulted due to the massive vaccination campaign by the government. At press time, Biliran ranked first with 81.9 percent vaccination rate, followed by Ormoc City (74.3 percent), Tacloban City (69.4 percent), Southern Leyte (59.2 percent), Eastern Samar (55 percent), Leyte (49.8 percent), Western Samar, 37.6, and Northern Samar (33.4 percent).
The DOH is hopeful of attaining a herd immunity to beat the Covid pandemic, and is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated while the “vaccines are free and available.” The health agency is also calling for all people to continue observing health protocols.

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