19 of 39 OCM-BARMM employees recover from Covid-19

By Ali G. Macabalang | Sept. 23, 2020

BARMM Inter-Agency Task Force on Ciovid-19 spokesperson Asnin Pendatun taken on his virtual presser Tuesday. (BPI Photo)
COTABATO CITY

Nineteen of 39 infected employees of the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) have already recovered from coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, a regional official announced on Tuesday.

“We are expecting more recoveries in the coming days as soon as the remaining active cases complete their 14-day quarantine,” BARMM’s Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) on Covid-19 spokesperson Asnin Pendatun said on a virtual presser here.

He said the remaining 20 OCM employees were still completing their quarantine at the BARMM’s Covid-19 facility in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

The Bureau of Public Information (BPI) earlier said BARMM’s Health Minister Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan and his wife also recovered from the virus.

23 new cases

Pendatun said the BIATF has recorded 23 new cases as of Monday around the region.

He said 20 of the new cases are from Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, two in Tawi-Tawi, and one in Maguindanao.

Since March this year, a total of 941 confirmed cases were recorded with 719 recoveries, 186 active cases, and 36 deaths indicating a three percent (3%) fatality ratio, Pendatun said.

Pendatun also pointed out that of the 186 active cases, 62.9 percent are asymptomatic, mild cases (32.3 percent); severe cases (3.2 percent); and critical cases (1.6 percent). AGM

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