Local transmission seen in 1 of 6 new COVID-19 cases in Negros Oriental
DUMAGUETE CITY—A female government employee and a man with no known travel outside Negros Oriental were among the six new COVID-19 patients in the province.
Dr. Liland Estacion, assistant provincial health officer, on Friday (Aug. 14) said contact tracing will be conducted to locate persons who had interactions with the 48-year-old man from northern Bindoy. The man is a taekwondo instructor and fee collector for a local funeral parlor.
The man, Estacion said, had gone to a bank in Bais City after which he showed COVID-19 symptoms like fever and cough.
The man is now on home quarantine.
Estacion said the new case may be one of local transmission.
She said health workers were also tracing the history of Guihulngan City’s newest case—a 40-year-old woman who is a casual employee of Guihulngan’s government.
Four of the other new infections involved stranded locals—three from Sibulan town and one from southern Sta. Catalina town. They were all repatriated from Metro Manila.
Negros Oriental currently has 114 COVID-19 cases, 94 recoveries and four fatalities.
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