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BARMM sees decline in virus cases

Latiph also emphasized that BARMM remains to have the smallest number of Covid-19 cases among all the regions in the country.

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ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Ministry of Health (MoH) reported that coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the Bangsamoro region have significantly declined mainly due to the vaccination efforts of the ministry.

MoH-BARMM Minister Dr. Bashary Latiph said that the BARMM’s intensified inoculation efforts were the main factor in the decline of reported Covid-19 cases and Covid-related deaths.

Latiph noted that about 481,159 residents have already been vaccinated in the 63 vaccination hubs across BARMM, with 283,107 individuals fully vaccinated while 198,052 received their first dose.

He added that the recovery rate in the BARMM is also very high — with 90.2 percent or about 12,938 total patients recovered from the 14,337 total cases in the region.

“From March 2019 up to now, we had a total of 14,337 cases of Covid-19 in BARMM in which it only represents about 0.52 percent of the nationwide cases with a total of 2,727,286,” Latiph said.
Latiph also emphasized that BARMM remains to have the smallest number of Covid-19 cases among all the regions in the country.

As of 21 October, there are 872 active cases in the region, 574 deaths, and 13,097 recoveries from the 14,543 total cases and the MoH-BARMM assured the public that the vaccines are safe and meet optimum efficiency and efficacy.

“We are assuring the public that the vaccines being used in the roll-out are safe, effective against Covid-19, and not an expired one,” Latiph said.

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