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Valenzuela City’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 10

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 02:47 PM March 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A 41-year-old male is Valenzuela City’s latest recorded coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case, bringing the total number of cases of the city to 10 as of Tuesday.

The patient, identified as “VC 10”, had a history of travel to Japan. The local government unit said that the patient got admitted to a hospital and recovered from pneumonia.

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“Our Valenzuela City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) will do nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs to the family members and identified close contacts of VC10,” the LGU said.

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The LGU then advised residents who are experiencing symptoms, have travel history and/or exposure to a possible COVID-19 patient to call the Valenzuela City COVID-19 hotline: 8352-5000.

Previously, the Valenzuela local government’s record of COVID-19 cases in the area was at nine.

READ: Valenzuela City records 2 new COVID-19 cases, total now at 9

On Monday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported that there are currently 1,546 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.

READ: COVID-19 cases surge to 1,546 with no new recoveries

Of the said number of cases, 78 have died of the viral disease while those who successfully recovered were 42.

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

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