A total of 20,114 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Quezon province on Tuesday.
According to the Integrated Provincial Health Office, 17,271 have recovered, 956 have died, and 1,887 are active cases.
The rise in cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, which was first detected in India, is also alarming, as it climbed to 27 on August 29. Five of them are active cases, 18 have been cured, and four have died. Five others are now being verified.
Another case of Alpha variant was recorded in Lucena, and it has been cured. The Alpha variant was first detected in the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, there have been two cases of the Beta variant – one in Lucena and one in Sariaya – and both have also recovered. In addition, such a variant was detected in South Africa.
Due to the rapid increase in the number of patients with COVID-19, two large private hospitals in Lucena City have already declared full capacity.
Mt. Carmel Diocesan General Hospital and Lucena United Doctors Hospital and Medical Center will no longer accept the patient. The other hospitals are almost full.
COVID-19 cases in Quezon reached 20,114
Lucena City still leads in the number of COVID-19 positives. The number of COVID-19 cases in Lucena has reached 4,023. The city is under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). MECQ is the transition phase from the strictest quarantine, the enhanced community quarantine, and the looser general community quarantine.
On Tuesday, the molecular laboratory of the local government unit in Mauban town, Quezon, was opened. It is the largest and first molecular laboratory of an LGU in the entire province of Quezon. It can accommodate 200 patients per day.
Quezon Governor Danilo Suarez, Mauban Mayor Marita Llamas and representatives of the Department of Health – Calabarzon attended.
The laboratory is also open to foreigners in the province.
The molecular laboratory was built from LGU funds.
Yesterday, the Department of Health has recorded 13,827 additional cases of COVID-19. Meanwhile, 16,759 were cured, and 118 died.