Lanao Sur posts highest Covid cases in the Bangsamoro

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

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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.