Negros Occ. records 2nd COVID-19 case

first_imgMangilimutan said the patient and hisfamily in Barangay Nato are now being quarantined. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmedthis, saying the male patient who is now in stable condition has a travelhistory to Iloilo. On April 5 to 6, symptoms appeared onthe patient with fever and loose bowel movement for two days.On April 5, his employer in Iloilo was reported to have been tested positive ofCOVID-19 and that on April 8, he was informed about the condition of hisemployers.The patient’s test result was released Monday after a swab sample was takenfrom him on April 12. BACOLOD City – A 43-year-old residentof La Castellana town is the latest confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) in Negros Occidental. For his part, Vice Mayor El CidFamiliaran, chairman of the City Inter-agency Task Force against COVID-19, saidthe City Health Office has conducted contact tracing to the family in BarangayEstefania, where the patient temporarily stayed. According to La Castellana mayorRhumyla Mangilimutan, the patient arrived in the town on March 13 from Paviaand has been considered a person under monitoring. He went on home quarantinefrom March 13 until March 28 and felt no symptoms yet. He had close contact with hisemployers – a couple from Pavia, Iloilo – who were found to be positive for theviral disease. “Barangay Nato was placed underlockdown, while the border control points of La Castellana and its nearbylocalities are being secured and control by the law enforcers,” the mayor added. He added that based on the CHOinvestigation, the patient’s family has not experienced any symptoms until nowand they are in good condition.Todate, the province’s first COVID-19 case, a 41 year-old female, has recoveredand has already been discharged from the Teresita L. Jalandoni ProvincialHospital in Silay City on April 8./PNlast_img

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