2-year-old boy is new COVID-19 patient in Bohol town | Inquirer News

2-year-old boy is new COVID-19 patient in Bohol town

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 12:24 PM August 19, 2020

TAGBILARAN CITY –– A 2-year-old boy in Buenavista town in Bohol province tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday.

Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap, in a post on Facebook, said the child was brought to the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City on Monday night, August 17, after experiencing a fever.

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The boy’s family lives in Sitio Nangka, Barangay Putingbato, Buenavista.

Buenavista Mayor Dave Duallo said Sitio Nangka was placed under lockdown while the municipal health office was conducting contact tracing.

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The child, the second COVID-19 case in Buenavista town, is the youngest COVID-19 patient in Bohol.

On Tuesday, August 18, seven new cases were registered in Bohol: four residents of Malingin Island, Bien Unido, one overseas Filipino worker from Tagbilaran City, one locally stranded individual from Danao town, and the 2-year-old boy from Buenavista.

Bohol has 131 cases of COVID-19, with 26 active, 99 recoveries, and six deaths.

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