House of Representatives logs 60th case of COVID-19 | Inquirer News

House of Representatives logs 60th case of COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 11:48 AM August 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Sunday reported its 60th case of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which involved a Congressional staffer.

“A Congressional staff [member] has tested positive for COVID-19. He last reported for work on August 17. He developed symptoms and got tested in the province,” House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales told reporters in a text message.


The latest COVID-19 case at the House also increased the active COVID-19 cases in the lower chamber to 14, Montales said.

On Saturday, the House recorded 57 total cases of COVID-19 but later clarified that the total count was at 59.


As of Aug. 29, Saturday, a total of 213,131 cases of coronavirus disease were reported nationwide. This includes 135, 101 recoveries and 3,419 deaths.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

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.

TAGS: coronavirus Philippines, House, Nation
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.