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12 new Ecija COVID-19 cases mostly of parents infecting kids

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 07:08 PM July 13, 2020

CABANATUAN CITY—Twelve new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in Nueva Ecija province on Sunday (July 12), the local inter-agency task force said.

Most of the patients were from this city and had been exposed to family members who already tested positive for the virus.

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The sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 cases prompted the city inter-agency task force to put on temporary lockdown the village of Magsaysay Norte and Sangitan Public Market starting on Tuesday (July 14), according to the city information and tourism office.

Among the new patients are two teenage sons of a couple who earlier tested positive for the virus. They reside at the posh Kapitan Pepe Subdivision at a village with the same name here.

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The siblings are now confined in the Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center.

At the village of Magsaysay Norte, a vendor at Sangitan Public Market, who tested positive for coronavirus last week, had also infected her two teenage sons and her 29-year-old daughter.

The new cases also involved a 46-year-old vendor and a 55-year-old dressmaker, both from Santa Rosa town; a 27-year-old technician and a 37-year-old businessman from this city.

Of 104 reported cases in the province, 68 had recovered and four had died.

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