KALIBO, Aklan–The recovery count of the province of Aklan as of November 4, 2020, stood at 95 percent of its confirmed coronavirus cases even as its fatalities rose to 8, the Provincial Health Office (PHO-Aklan) said. The recovery rate is the highest since the start of the pandemic in March.
Aklan has 160 confirmed cases logged over a period of seven months. Remarkably, zero cases were recorded in two towns: Buruanga and Madalag.
The number of cases undergoing treatment at Aklan provincial hospital and quarantine facilities is at 8.
Based on the situational report on COVID-19, seven deaths were recorded in Kalibo and one in Numancia. Eighty-eight percent of the people who died of the disease were aged 50 and older, and 56 percent of them were male. The oldest fatality was a 79-year-old male from Kalibo.
Currently, Kalibo has 82 confirmed cases, of which 3 are active, followed by Numancia with 15 confirmed cases; Malinao with 11; Banga with 10; Balete with 9; and the municipalities of Batan, Lezo, and Makato with four cases each.
Segregated by age, 52 cases were recorded affecting persons between 21 and 31 years old; 31 cases affecting 31 to 40-year-old individuals; and 26 cases affecting those 41-50 years old.
A total of 22 locally stranded individuals (LSIs), 30 health care workers, 5 repatriates, and 37 high-risk contacts have also been infected by COVID-19 as of November 24.
There were 3,947 swab specimens tested and 159 test results pending in a licensed laboratory of Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital in Kalibo, Aklan, data of Aklan Provincial Epidemiological and Surveillance Unit showed.
PHO-Aklan reminds everyone to observe the minimum health protocols such as the regular washing of hands with soap and water, practical distancing, and the wearing of face masks in workplaces and homes./(Boy Ryan Zabal/INews-Aklan Bureau)