68 persons test positive for COVID-19 in Eastern Visayas, bringing total to 3,634 | Inquirer News

68 persons test positive for COVID-19 in Eastern Visayas, bringing total to 3,634

/ 01:57 PM September 11, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY –– At least 68 more individuals tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Eastern Visayas on Thursday, bringing its total number of infections to 3,634.

Among the new cases is a 29-year-old man from the town of Palapag in Northern Samar which posted its first COVID-19 case.

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Town Mayor Manuel Aoyang has placed Barangay Mapno, where the man lives, under a 48-hour lockdown while contact tracing is done.

The lockdown started on Thursday and will end on Saturday night.

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Residents from other villages of the town are prohibited from visiting Mapno.

Of the 68 new cases in the region, 46 were from Leyte; 12 from Samar; seven from Southern Leyte; two from Northern Samar; and one from Eastern Samar.

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