Laguna coronavirus cases soar to 15
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 15 Laguna province residents have so far tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the provincial government said Thursday.
As of 7 a.m. Thursday, cases were confirmed in the cities of Sta. Rosa, Biñan, San Pedro, Cabuyao, Calamba, Los Baños, and Lumban, according to Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez.
A total of 506 patients are under investigation for the disease (PUIs), while 6,716 patients are now being monitored (PUMs).
No deaths have been recorded so far, the provincial government said.
The provincial government urged PUIs and PUMs in the province to coordinate with their respective barangay health emergency response team so that their health conditions could be monitored properly.
The entire island of Luzon has been placed under enhanced community quarantine in a bid to curb the increase of cases.
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic since it has already infected more than 244,500 people and killed more than 10,000, mostly in China, Italy, and Iran. On the other hand, 86,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China, from the disease.
People who have COVID-19 could recover since for most people, its symptoms were mild like fever and cough. But the illness could also be worse or serious for others and possibly lead to pneumonia, especially for older adults and those with existing health problems.
The United Nations has warned that the crisis could lead to the loss of nearly 25 million jobs around the world.
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