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26 confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded in Occidental Mindoro

By: - Correspondent / @RVMirandaINQ
/ 06:15 AM May 30, 2020

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — An all-time high of 26 new confirmed COVID-19 cases was reported in Occidental Mindoro.

The Occidental Mindoro COVID-19 Task Force, in an announcement late Friday on its official Facebook page, said that the 26 new COVID-19 cases were construction workers from a Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) project in Magsaysay town.

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“[Twenty-six] out of 51 construction workers in an ongoing DPWH project located in Magsaysay tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement said.

The laborers were tested as part of mandatory testing before they were allowed to return to work.

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They were placed under isolation after the Provincial Health Office (PHO) received the results from the Philippine Red Cross.

Contact tracing has started and the patients will undergo a repeat swab test after 14 days.

The Occidental Mindoro province has now recorded a total of 36 COVID-19 cases.

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