New Olongapo City patients may have contracted COVID-19 in workplace
ZAMBALES, Philippines – New Olongapo City coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients may have been infected in the workplace, according to the latest health report there.
Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. said the city recorded 14 new COVID-19 patients on Friday (Aug. 14), bringing the number of active cases there to 50.
A private hospital and a company inside the Subic Bay Freeport have been linked to a number of the city’s new cases. Being treated are four health workers (aged 23 to 35), six company workers of a local firm (aged 28 to 45), and three other patients.
Olongapo City has treated 78 COVID-19 patients since the start of the pandemic, 25 of whom have recovered from the disease. The city has recorded three deaths because of COVID-19.
For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.
The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.