By Antonio Manaytay
Zamboanga Sibugay has the lowest confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Zamboanga Peninsula as of Sunday, November 15.
In its social media post on Sunday, the Sibugay Task Force on COVID-19 has recorded 107 COVID-19 cases since it reported the first case for the province on June 24. Of the 107 cases, only 16 cases are active, and two deaths.
The province has registered 83 percent recovery rate, lower than the national average of 90 percent. (READ: DOH reports 90% PH recovery rate with 361,784 survivors)
Regionwide, however, the Department of Health (DOH) tracker (doh.gov.ph/covid19tracker) has recorded 148 cases for Zamboanga Sibugay as the lowest in the region.
Meanwhile, the DOH Zamboanga Peninsula CHD has reported 106 COVID-19 cases for Zamboanga Sibugay with 76 recoveries.
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The discrepancy, according to a public health physician, who asked not to be named, lies in reporting and recording.
When numbers do not tally, the source said, the “we have to rely to the available local data.”
In all these sources, the province has the lowest COVID-19 cases in the region.
Highest number of cases
Zamboanga City has the highest number of cases, 3,147; Zamboanga del Sur, 589; Zamboanga del Norte, 264; and Isabela City, 165. Of the 4,271 cases, only 1,006 are active.
The region has logged 160 deaths due to COVID-19.
Based on the available date, the recovery rate is 76.4 percent.
Gov. Wilter Palma, in previous interview, had attributed the low COVID-19 cases in the province to “cooperation from the people.”
He continued to call on the people to practice the minimum health protocol to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission.