BARMM has 23 new COVID-19 cases

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (September 23, 2020)— The Bangsamoro Inter- Agency Task Force (BIATF) has recorded 23 new active COVID-19 cases in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as of September 21, the Bureau of Public Information-BARMM said in its report September 22. 
BARMM Cabinet Secretary Mohd Asnin Pendatun said during a virtual press briefing on September 22 that there are seven hundred nineteen (719) who have already recovered from the disease since the first case of Coronavirus Disease in the region.”

 The BARMM has tallied a total of 941 cases, and 23 of it are new cases from the provinces of Lanao del Sur (20), Tawi-Tawi (2), and Maguindanao (1), the BPI-BARMM said.

“Most of our cases are from the province of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City at 488. However, 378 have already recovered with 87 active cases today. It also accounted for 23 fatalities,” Pendatun explained.

Further, the BARMM has a low fatality rate and has only recorded 36 deaths since the pandemic hit the region.

“Most of the deaths in the region have comorbidities or have existing health problems even before contacting Covid-19. The 1.6% of the active cases also have comorbidities,” Pendatun explained.

By the percentage, 62.9% of the active cases in the BARMM are asymptomatic, while 32.3% are mild cases, 3.2% are severe cases, and only 1.6% are critical.