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Biñan City records first person infected with COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:54 PM March 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Laguna province’s Biñan City has recorded its first confirmed case of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

The city government said Monday the patient is a 58-year-old Filipino female with no known travel history to countries hit by the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2.

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She started experiencing symptoms of the disease last March 7 and was only confirmed afflicted of the virus on Monday, March 23, the local government said.

The patient is now admitted to a hospital and the city health office is currently conducting contact tracing, the local government added.

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“The public are encouraged to be vigilant and observe social distancing. Avoid posting of unverified news,” the Biñan City information office said in a Facebook post.

Biñan COVID-19 Bulletin | March 23, 2020

Posted by Biñan City Information Office on Sunday, March 22, 2020

As of Monday, Biñan City has 301 persons under monitoring (PUMs) for COVID-19 while 44 others are under investigation (PUIs). Of these PUIs, 15 are confined in hospitals, the local government said.

Biñan COVID-19 Bulletin | March 23, 2020

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Posted by Biñan City Information Office on Sunday, March 22, 2020

To date, there are 396 people infected with COVID-19 in the Philippines. This number includes 33 deaths and 18 recoveries.

READ: COVID-19 cases now 396; dead now 33

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