Bicol’s COVID-19 cases double in just 12 days
LEGAZPI CITY—The number of COVID-19 cases in Bicol region has doubled in only 12 days, as it crossed the 200 mark on Thursday (July 9).
The Department of Health (DOH) in the region reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, raising the number of cases in the region to 208. The last time Bicol had less than 100 cases was on June 27.
Seven of the new cases on Thursday were reported in Naga City in Camarines Sur province.
The history of exposure and travel of all of the Naga City patients were “for verification” as Thursday afternoon, according to DOH.
Also on the list of new cases were two returning residents of Mandaon town in Masbate province. The two—a 29-year-old woman and a 4-year-old boy—arrived from Zambales province on June 27 and were found to be positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Both were not showing symptoms yet but were the first cases in Mandaon town.
In Virac town in Catanduanes province, a two-year-old boy who arrived from Rizal province on June 29 showed symptoms of the disease five days later.
Albay province still has the most virus infections in Bicol with 82.
Camarines Sur recorded 76 cases. The island province of Masbate has recorded 18 cases. Sorsogon has 11 cases. Catanduanes, another island province, has eight cases. Camarines Norte has six cases.
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