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BuCor has 117 coronavirus cases as of May 14

/ 02:45 PM May 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has a total of 117 cases of the contagious respiratory disease COVID-19 as of May 14, Justice Undersecretary and spokesperson Markk Perete said Friday.

Of the 117 confirmed cases, 40 are from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and 77 are from the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW), according to Perete.

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BuCor, an attached agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ), oversees NBP and CIW, and five other prison and penal farms nationwide.

Perete also said that four of the 117 have already died, nine were able to recover while four patients who tested negative were still awaiting results of their subsequent confirmatory test.

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On the other hand, Perete noted, there are 31 individuals tagged as “suspects” and 80 others as “probable”.

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