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4 more cases raise Baguio’s infected cases to 29 as Ifugao records first infection

/ 02:49 PM April 26, 2020

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines  — A 27-year-old nurse, a 61-year-old female physician and two female nursing attendants of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center are the newest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Baguio City on Sunday (April 26), raising the number of infected in the city to 29.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the doctor, and the attendants who are both 34-years old, are now confined and contact tracing has been launched in their neighborhoods at Barangays (village) BGH Compound, Camp 8 (along Kennon Road) and Sto. Niño. The nurse meanwhile is a resident of Benguet capital town, La Trinidad.

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On Saturday (April 25), eight other patients were recorded in the city, four of them are health workers of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

On the same day, Ifugao province recorded its first COVID-19 transmission in Lamut town. Ifugao Governor Jerry Dalipog in a statement said the patient has no travel history outside the community but had previously received treatment at a district hospital.

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Dalipog had ordered a lockdown of Ifugao’s borders.

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