COVID-19 cases continue climb in Bohol

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 06:37 PM August 06, 2020

TAGBILARAN CITY—The number of COVID-19 cases in Bohol, a top tourist destination, continued to increase with three more persons testing positive for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes the yet incurable disease.

The number of infections in the province is now 102.


Gov. Arthur Yap, on a Facebook post on Wednesday (Aug. 5), said the three new cases involved a stranded individual returning to the town of Sagbayan and two persons who were infected by local transmission in the town of San Miguel.

The two patients from San Miguel town were direct contacts of a 64-year-old woman who recently died of COVID-19.


The San Miguel town hall, where three of the woman’s children were working, was temporarily closed to the public last week for disinfection.

Local health authorities have been conducting contact tracing to identify those who had close encounters with COVID-19 patients.

Bohol has listed 69 recoveries and four fatalities so far.

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