Manila, Oct. 29 -- The number of recoveries from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Negros Oriental has reached 197 even as six new positive infections were reported Thursday.

Assistant provincial health officer Dr. Liland Estacion, the incident commander of the province's Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), in a press briefing, said they received 140 reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results from Cebu City.

Of the total, 134 were negative and six were positive, including one who is not from Negros Oriental but an Army soldier assigned in Tanjay City, Estacion said.

The new cases are a 35-year-old-male authorized person outside of residence (APOR) assigned ...