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2 newborn babies among 15 fresh COVID-19 cases in Olongapo City

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales –– Fifteen new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in Olongapo City on Sunday, surpassing the previous single-day high record of seven cases two days earlier.

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. said the surge in COVID-19 cases was a result of polymerase chain reaction (PRC) tests conducted on close contacts of the previous patients.

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The latest cases caught the virus either at their homes or workplaces.

Among them is the 10-day-old daughter of a patient who tested positive for the virus after giving birth. Another case is a 2-month old niece of another infected patient.

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The new cases raised to 60 the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city, 35 of which are active. Twenty-two of the cases have recovered from the disease while three have died.

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