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Quezon COVID-19 tally: 8 more suspected infections

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 02:07 PM May 12, 2020

LUCENA CITY–Health authorities in Quezon province reported on Tuesday (May 12) that eight more individuals have been added to the growing list of suspected coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.

In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the Quezon provincial information office (QPIO) reported that the number of suspected COVID-19 cases had risen to 1,465 from 1,457.

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The QPIO, citing data from the provincial health office, said another suspected COVID-19 patient had died, raising to 41 the number of people who died in the province without knowing if they were positive for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The number of suspected cases, however, was going down after 344 had been discharged from hospitals and 810 had been cleared after quarantine.

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At least 116 suspected carriers are confined in different hospitals and 154 are on home quarantine.

The QPIO also recorded three probable COVID-19 carriers. One of them was still confined in hospital while the other two have already been discharged and completed home quarantine.

As of Tuesday, Quezon has 73 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but 43 of them have already recovered and seven others had died.

The number of active coronavirus carriers in the province is down to 23.

Edited by TSB

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