Three new confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were reported in the MIMAROPA region, bringing the total tally to 41.

The Center for Health Development (CHD-MIMAROPA), on its bulletin issued Tuesday, recorded one COVID-19 positive patient each for the provinces of Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, and Occidental Mindoro.

The provincial government of Occidental Mindoro, in a separate announcement, said that the province’s 10th case is a 70-year-old female from Calintaan town.

“Si confirmed case No. 10 ay isang 70-year-old na babae mula Calintaan at naka-admit sa San Sebastian District Hospital simula May 15 dahil sa pneumonia at electrolyte Imbalance,” the statement said.

Oriental Mindoro’s 20th case is a 33-year-old male with no travel history from Bansud town, while Romblon’s 3rd case is a 53-year-old male from Cajidiocan town. The newly reported cases from Oriental Mindoro and Romblon were the lone active case for each province.

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The MIMAROPA region currently holds five active COVID-19 patients out of a total of 41 reported cases.

In Palawan, a total of 18 COVID-19 patients were under monitoring, 17 of whom were under the suspect category while one was tagged as a probable case, as of 3 p.m., Tuesday (May 26).

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