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5-month-old baby among 7 new COVID-19 cases in Nueva Ecija

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 05:52 PM August 07, 2020

CABANATUAN CITY –– Seven new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including a 5-month-old baby girl, raised to 255 the tally in Nueva Ecija on Friday.

The baby girl is the grandchild of a couple from Barangay Vega in Bongabon town who had tested positive for the virus, according to the local task force.

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The 58-year-old grandmother is believed to have been exposed to her husband, the first COVID-19 case in Bongabon.

Bongabon Mayor Allan Xystus Gamilla said two sub-villages that the grandfather visited were also put on lockdown for 14 days.

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The government also conducted disinfection and provided the basic needs of affected residents.

The other new cases include a 62-year-old woman from Barangay Caimito, Palayan City; a 69-year-old woman from Barangay Buliran, San Antonio; a 22-year-old female health care worker from Aduas Sur here; a 27-year-old man from of San Anton, San Leonardo; and a 39-year-old male vendor from MS Garcia of this city, according to the task force.

The task force said the woman from Barangay Buliran in San Antonio died on Aug. 5. She was the province’s 12th COVID-19 fatality.

With 123 recoveries and 12 deaths, Nueva Ecija has 120 active cases, some of them asymptomatic.

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