COVID-19 cases in Region 6 now at 45

first_img* Iloilo province – 16 The COVID-19 cases per area were asfollows: Eight of the 45 confirmed cases havealready successfully recovered, according to DOH-6, while seven died. The three persons who tested positivefor the virus were all from Caluya, Antique, according to the Department ofHealth (DOH) Region 6 in COVID-19 Case Bulletin No. 22 released on Friday. They were natives of Cebu City butworking at the Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) in Semirara Island. The latest to recover (just yesterday,April 17) from COVID-19 was a resident of Guimbal – a 51-year-old female (theregion’s Patient No. 18). Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, head ofDOH-6’s Local Health Support Division, reminded Western Visayans to observequarantine, and that meant not leaving the house to curb the virustransmission. Patient No. 35 is also confined at thehospital in Semirara./PN * region’s Patient No. 44 –59-year-old-male The Western Visayas Medical Centersub-national laboratory has released the results of the tests it conducted on140 specimens from suspected and probable cases; 137 were negative forSARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-9. * region’s Patient No. 43 –45-year-old-male ILOILO City – There are now 45confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western Visayas. The island province of Guimarasremains free from the COVID-19. * Iloilo City – five These droplets also landon objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 bytouching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.center_img Some patients may haveaches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. Thesesymptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected butdon’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. People can catch COVID-19from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to personthrough small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a personwith COVID-19 coughs or exhales. Of the 45 confirmed cases, 13 wereconfined in hospitals while 14 were on home quarantine. Three others were on“facility-based” quarantine (identified by their respective local governmentunits). They had close contact with Antique’sfirst confirmed case of COVID-19 – a 74-year-old male who became the region’sPatient No. 35 and also connected with SMPC, said Pulmones. All three of them were asymptomaticand being isolated at a hospital in Semirara Island, Caluya. As to the three new COVID-19 casesfrom Caluya, Antique, Pulmones said they were the following: * Aklan – six * Antique – five * Negros Occidental – one * region’s Patient No. 45 –65-year-old male * Bacolod City – seven The most common symptomsof COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. * Capiz – fivelast_img read more