Lanao Sur posts highest Covid cases in the Bangsamoro

But there is no recorded local transmission of the virus in the region

By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL, Lanao Region Bureau Chief

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: The province of Lanao del Sur of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has recorded to have the highest cases of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) according to the region’s Ministry of health.

In its official post on Wednesday, BARMM’s public information bureau said the Health Ministry reported a total of 100 Covid-19 confirmed cases in the region as of June 23, 2020. Of these, 52 are active, with 44 recoveries and 4 deaths.

Lanao del Sur province records 70 cases, 21 in Maguindanao, 6 in Basilan, 3 in Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi remains to be Covid-free.

Health Minister Dr. Safrullah Dipatuan emphasized that to date, there is no recorded local transmission in the region.

“The rise in numbers is due to returning BARMM residents classified into Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI), Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) and those availing of the Hatid Probinsya Program,” Dipatuan said.

PHILIPPINE MUSLIM TODAY

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