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COVID-19 infected health workers in Quezon rise to 10

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 09:33 AM April 12, 2020

LUCENA CITY, Philippines – The number of health workers in Quezon province who have been infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) jumped to 10 with the addition of two new cases on Saturday (April 11).

In its 5 p.m. report, the Quezon Public Information Office (QPIO) revealed that the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province rose to 23 from Friday’s 21.

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Janet Geneblazo-Buelo, QPIO head, earlier said that out of the 21, eight of them are medical or health workers.

Information on the latest report identified the two new cases as “QP #22”, a 28-year-old female from Tayabas City and “QP #23”, a 21-year-old woman from Lucena City.

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Both were described as having been “exposed to confirmed cases.”

On its Facebook page, the Tayabas City information office provided additional details on the local patient and revealed that she is a “health worker in (a) Lucena City medical facility.”

Earlier, the Tayabas local government also revealed that a local COVID-19 patient tagged by the Integrated Provincial Health Office as “QP #21” is also a health worker in Tayabas City.

Lucena City has recorded a total of four confirmed coronavirus cases.

On Saturday, Lucena City Mayor Roderick Alcala said the new local patient from the city is also a health worker in a hospital in the city.

Previously, Alcala revealed that three of the confirmed cases in the province were “doctors” from the city. The city has listed eight confirmed COVID-19 patients.

Geneblazo-Buelo said that out of the 23 coronavirus patients in the province, at least three had been cleared and tested negative. One of them is a health worker from Tayabas City.

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The two other cleared patients who had also been discharged from the hospitals are from Lucena City and Sariaya.

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