6 more COVID-19 ‘suspects’ in Quezon die
LUCENA CITY –– At least six more individuals suspected of having contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Quezon province have died, the Quezon public information office (QPIO) reported Thursday.
In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the QPIO, quoting the latest data from the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), revealed that the total number of fatalities among “suspects” reached 63 from 57 in its last tally on Wednesday (July 1).
The list of 63 “suspects” who died covers only the period April 14 to the present.
From March 15 to April 13, the IPHO record showed 44 deaths under the “person under investigation” (PUI) classification, which was replaced by the “suspect” category in the Department of Health (DOH) reclassification.
The latest report shows that the number of suspected virus carriers under hospitalization has increased to 48 from 31.
The number of suspects on home quarantine is now at 76 from 70.
The IPHO also recorded the deaths of 20 patients classified as “probable” cases.
Some 1,007 individuals listed under the “suspect” category have been discharged from different hospitals in the province, while another 971 suspects have been declared “cleared” after completion of the mandatory home quarantine period.
Quezon, now under the modified general community quarantine, has at least 162 COVID-19 cases, but 130 have recovered and 11 others have died.
The province has 21 remaining active virus carriers to date.
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