Diseases outbreak in ‘Odette’ areas as death toll surpasses 400
Eighty people were taken ill with acute gastroenteritis in Dinagat Islands, while 54 people are being treated for diarrhea in hospital in Siargao, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said.
A total of 1,082,910 families or 4,235,400 people were affected by the typhoon in MIMAROPA, CARAGA, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Regions, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
The agency also said a total of 506,404 houses were damaged — 339,327 partially and 167,077 totally damaged — due to Odette. The estimated cost of damaged houses was at 28,163,718.
Odette, the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, displaced over 561,000 people. More than 300,000 people remain in evacuation camps, with more than 200,000 others sheltering in the homes of relatives or friends.
Odette also damaged 276 infrastructures — including government facilities, health facilities, roads, and schools — which amounted to P16,711,209,182.11.
The typhoon also damaged 79,282,037 hectares of crops, 1,174,296, livestock and poultry and 2,949.46 agricultural infrastructure/equipment. Estimated cost of damage to agriculture was at P6.5 billion, the NDRRMC said.
Meanwhile, a total of 18 cities and municipalities experienced water supply outage/ interruption in Mimaropa, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga while water supply has been restored in one locality.
Bringing back the electricity in Bohol has been a challenge for the Department of Energy (DOE) Task Force on Energy Resiliency (TFER), but power in the province is expected to be back in some areas this week, said DOE Director Mario Marasigan.
Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) reported that mobile network services in the provinces of Leyte and Southern Leyte are 50 percent complete.
“This includes 41 municipalities and cities in Leyte and five towns in Southern Leyte. Globe’s field teams are working 24/7 to bring communications facilities back following the devastation caused by Typhoon Odette,” Globe said.
In Cebu, it said 20 areas have so far been restored while its GoWiFi facility at the Mactan International Airport is up and running and offers access to all users.