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3 docs, health worker among COVID-19 patients in Quezon

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 01:14 PM April 06, 2020

LUCENA CITY — At least three doctors and a health worker had been infected with COVID-19 in Quezon, adding to 10 persons tested positive for the disease in the province.

Lucena Mayor Roderick Alcala said  there were “three doctors among the six” confirmed COVID-19 patients in the city. He did not give more details during a phone interview on Monday (April 6).

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In a 9 p.m. bulletin on Sunday, the Quezon Public Information Office (QPIO) listed two more new COVID-19 cases which brought the province’s tally to 13.

One of the patients, tagged as case No. 12, was a 35-year-old woman from Lucena who had shown no symptoms but is confined now in an undisclosed hospital.

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Her history of exposure to coronavirus is still being investigated. She had no history of travel anywhere.

Another patient, tagged case No. 13, was also a 35-year-old woman in Tayabas City. She had shown symptoms but is in stable condition now in an undisclosed hospital.

The QPIO did not provide further details on the two new cases.

But in a separate bulletin issued at 5 p.m. Sunday by the Tayabas City information office, patient No. 13 was described as a “health worker in a private health facility in Lucena City.”

Patient No. 13 had been on home quarantine since March 27. She was tested on April 2 and results released on April 5 showed she was positive for the disease, according to the Tayabas City government.

On Saturday (April 4), the QPIO reported that a confirmed virus carrier, a 55-year-old man from Candelaria town, had died. He was tagged as case No. 8.

The death of patient No. 8 lowered the tally in the province to 12 with Lucena having 6, Tayabas with 2, Sariaya with 2 and one case each in Sampaloc and Unisan towns.

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Edited by TSB

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