House of Representatives COVID-19 cases now at 62 | Inquirer News

House of Representatives COVID-19 cases now at 62

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 11:33 AM September 03, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) confirmed cases in the House of Representatives is now at 62 after two more employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

House Secretary-General Jose Luis Montales said Thursday that the two new cases are from the chamber’s engineering department and are close contacts of a confirmed case who is also from the same department.

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They last went to work on Aug. 24 and 25.

At present, 15 confirmed cases in the House are considered active.

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“Contact tracing is ongoing,” Montales said.

As of September 2, confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines are at 226,440 with 158,610 recoveries and 3,623 deaths.

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