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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

SurSur now at moderate risk for COVID-19

By: Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – The province of Surigao del Sur is now at moderate risk for COVID-19, as it recently saw an increase in cases based on the National Standard Average Daily Attack Rate (ADAR) Computation, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) said Monday.


The recent growth rate and attack rate revealed an alarming trend of cases infected within a period of 2 weeks.

Based on the latest report dated October 18, 2021, Surigao del Sur has recorded a total of 10,691 cumulative COVID-19 cases, of which 9,766 cases have already been tagged as recovered, 483 cases are still in isolation, and 442 deaths.

Of the 19 local government units composed of two (2) component cities and 17 municipalities, five municipalities and one city are considered high-risk, they are: Barobo; Bayabas; Bislig City; Carmen; Lanuza; and Tagbina

While other 1 city and 12 municipalities are considered moderate-risk: Cagwait; Cantilan; Carrascal; Cortes; Hinatuan; Lianga; Lingig; Madrid; Marihatag; San Agustin; San Miguel; Tago; and Tandag City

With the current situation, PHO Chief Dr. Eric Montesclaros called everyone to follow religiously the minimum public health standards.

All Surigaonon who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination are encouraged to get themselves
vaccinated at the nearest Rural Health Unit, Montesclaros added. (NGPB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)