2 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Lucena

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 10:35 AM June 03, 2020

LUCENA CITY –– Two new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been recorded in Quezon province on Wednesday morning, the Quezon public information office (QPIO) revealed.

In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the QPIO, citing the latest data from the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), disclosed that Lucena, the capital city of Quezon, now logged a total of 16 COVID-19 new cases.


This came 11 days after the authorities announced the recovery of all its 29 COVID-19 patients.

Lucena Mayor Roderick Alcala earlier maintained that the surge in the number of local COVID-19 patients should not be a cause for alarm.


He insisted that the rise in the cases was the result of the fast turnaround of test results from a COVID-19 laboratory in the city that started operations on May 19.

Quezon, now under general community quarantine, has 104 confirmed COVID-19 cases in its record. At least 73 of the patients have recovered, but eight others had died.

The province now has a total of 23 active virus carriers, all confined in a medical facility.


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