Olongapo’s COVID-19 death toll now 6 as 15 new cases listed | Inquirer News

Olongapo’s COVID-19 death toll now 6 as 15 new cases listed

SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES—A 69-year-old man died on Monday (Aug. 24) in Olongapo City, four days after he tested positive for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, officials said on Wednesday (Aug. 26).

Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. said the man was the city’s sixth COVID-19 fatality.


On Tuesday (Aug. 25), the city recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases, which raised its tally to 67.

Paulino said the new cases were discovered through testing and involved the close contacts of four earlier COVID-19 patients.


All the new patients had direct contact with people later confirmed as virus carriers and caught the virus at home.


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