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.


“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.


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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