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Quezon acknowledges 4th COVID-19 case, man who had been to Manila

LUCENA CITY—The fourth confirmed COVID-19 case in the province of Quezon was acknowledged by authorities on Thursday (March 26), bringing the count to four.

The Integrated Provincial Health Office said in a 2 p.m. report that the latest case was that of a 69-year-old man from the town of Sampaloc who has traveled to Manila, a COVID-19-infected place.

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The patient fell into the category of persons highly vulnerable to COVID-19 as he was known to have hypertension and diabetes.

The man is now confined in an undisclosed hospital and in stable condition.

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The health office also listed 136 persons under investigation, or those with symptoms, an increase from Wednesday’s 112.

Two deaths were also listed as possibly due to COVID-19 but could not be confirmed because the patients, while with symptoms, died without knowing the results of tests made on them.

Edited by TSB

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