Central Mindanao Newswatch – local newspaper
MALAYBALAY CITY (BukidnonNews.Net /24 May 2021) – Bukidnon hit a record high of 503 active COVID-19 cases as of May 24, 2021, based on the COVID-19 Dashboard of the Provincial Health Office, grabbed as of 5 a.m. today.
The PHO noted that the province had total confirmed cases of 3,700 with 3,136 recoveries and 61 deaths. The latest dashboard also indicated a total of 1,592 suspected cases with 10 ongoing quarantine procedures, and seven probable cases.
Valencia City has the highest number of active cases with 151, based on the dashboard.
They have accounted for a total of 15 persons who died due to COVID-19 with 820 recoveries.
Manolo Fortich town ranked second with 79 active cases, with 11 deaths and 685 recoveries. Libona town came in third with a total number of 64 active cases with three deaths and 118 recoveries. Both Manolo Fortich and Libona towns are on Bukidnon’s border with Cagayan de Oro City, which has a recent surge of cases.
Malaybalay City has the fourth-highest number of active cases with 45. It has accounted for 12 deaths and 517 recoveries.
Maramag came in fifth with 30 active cases, while Baungon and Talakag, both on the northern border with CDOC, have 27 and 25 active cases, respectively.
In terms of new confirmed cases, Northern Mindanao has 245 new cases as of May 23, 2021.
According to the COVID-19 Briefer no. 471 of the DOH CHDNM RESDRU, with 241 local cases. The breakdown goes: Bukidnon, 86; Camiguin, 1; Lanao del Norte,3; Misamis Occidental, 7; Misamis Oriental, 28; Cagayan de Oro City, 100; and Iligan City, 16 confirmed new cases.