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Parts of Silay hospital locked down after 8 staff members, 7 patients test positive for COVID-19

/ 02:00 PM September 17, 2020

BACOLOD CITY –– Sections of a hospital in Silay City were locked down starting Wednesday after eight staff members and seven patients tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The operating and delivery rooms of the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital would be closed for seven days, said Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz.

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The pediatrics, internal medicine, and dialysis sections will also be locked down for four days, but emergency services will continue.

At least seven patients tested positive for COVID-19.

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Among the staff members who contracted the virus were a doctor, a nurse supervisor, anesthesiologist, two dialysis nurses, a medical technician, a utility worker, and a nursing attendant.

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