Manado (ANTARA) - Member of the North Sulawesi COVID-19 Task Force Dr Gysje Pontororing appealed to the public to stay disciplined in implementing health protocols amid the continued surfacing of new cases.

"Let us be disciplined in implementing health protocols by using masks while conducting activities. In addition, immediately get a COVID-19 vaccination," Dr. Pontororing stated here on Sunday.

The task force member remarked that the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, with a population of over 2.6 million people, had currently reached 52,759 people after the surfacing of 11 new cases.

The new cases comprised four cases in Manado City, two new cases in Southeast Minahasa District, while one new case each being reported in North Minahasa, Minahasa District, Tomohon City, East Bolaang Mongondow District, and Kotamobagu City.

She said that the current COVID-19 cure rate was recorded at 96.85 percent, with the cumulative total of recovered cases reaching 51,095, an increase of three recovered cases comprising two people in East Bolaang Mongondow District and one in Bitung City.

Furthermore, the case fatality rate was recorded at 2.27 percent, with 1,198 deaths.

An 85-year-old woman from Manado City had succumbed to the disease. She was suffering from comorbidities or complications of coagulopathy disorders, hyponatremia, dyslipidemia, geriatric syndromes (infection, frailty, nutritional disorders (inanition)), valvular heart disease, pericardial effusion and impaired consciousness.

The Manado resident, who died, had received two doses of the Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the number of active cases or patients in North Sulawesi that were still being treated at referral hospitals reached 466 people or 0.88 percent.

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