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Another Puerto Princesa healthcare worker tests positive for COVID-19

By: - Correspondent / @RVMirandaINQ
/ 04:00 PM June 21, 2020

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—Another healthcare worker in this city has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Dr. Dean Palanca, city incident commander, in an online press briefing aired live on Facebook Sunday, said the second confirmed case from the Ospital Ng Palawan (ONP) was a close contact of the first “local transmission” case, who started manifesting symptoms of slight fever and occasional coughing on June 16.

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“This new confirmed case is a male worker in ONP, a hospital employee,” Palanca said.

Palanca said the patient remains asymptomatic and was already isolated. Contact tracing was also started on his case.

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Palawan province recorded a total of 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 14 of which are active cases composed of 12 local stranded individuals,  overseas Filipino workers and two healthcare personnel, as of Sunday (12 p.m., June 21).

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