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Cavite records 2 new COVID-19 cases

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:05 PM March 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two additional confirmed cases of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in Cavite province.

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said on Tuesday that one case is a 25-year-old female from Dasmariñas City who is currently confined in a private hospital in Taguig City.

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Meanwhile, the other one is a 64-year-old female from Imus City who is currently admitted to a hospital in Pasig City.

Remulla added that a person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 infection from Novoleta has tested negative for the virus. The said person had a history of travel to Macao.
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“Please take the quarantine procedures seriously.  We are doing our best in order for the Covid to be contained,” Remulla said.

Covid updateThere are 2 additional positive Covid Cases in Cavite:A. 25 years old, female, from Dasmarinas….

Posted by Jonvic Remulla on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The two patients are among the total of 187 confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) in the country.

So far, 14 people who have contracted the virus have died while six others were able to recover.

The whole island of Luzon has been placed under “enhanced community quarantine” in a bid to curb the spread of the virus in the country.

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The quarantine took effect midnight of March 17 and will last until midnight of April 13.

READ: Mass transport suspended all over Luzon under enhanced quarantine

Under an enhanced community quarantine, “strict home quarantine shall be implemented in all households; transportation shall be suspended; provision for food and essential services shall be regulated; and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce quarantine procedures will be implemented.”

READ: Luzon now under ‘enhanced community quarantine’ – Palace

The country has been placed under a state of public health emergency due to the virus threat.

The Department of Health (DOH) also hoisted a Code Red Sublevel 2, which is raised when evidence of community transmission and prevalence of cases beyond what the government can address.

Most people who have COVID-19 can recover as its symptoms are mild, such as fever and cough. But the illness can be more serious for others, possibly leading to pneumonia, especially older adults and those with existing health problems.

The World Health Organization declared the disease as a global pandemic after it killed nearly 5,000 people and infected 110,000 others worldwide.

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses named the novel coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2.

The virus causes mild symptoms such as fever and cough for most people but can cause serious illness such as pneumonia for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems.

Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which surfaces have a crown-like appearance. The viruses are named for the spikes on their surfaces.

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For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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