Quezon province logs biggest single-day COVID-19 recoveries

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 02:27 PM September 17, 2020

LUCENA CITY –– Quezon posted its highest single-day recovery count of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday at 52, bringing the total number of healed virus carriers in the province to 1,089.

Real town in the northern part of the province topped the list of localities with 12 recovered patients in a single day.


However, the daily double-digit surge of COVID-19 cases in the province continues with 30 new cases.

Two of the latest confirmed virus carriers are from one family in San Narciso town – male, 42, and female, 37 – both residents of Barangay Pagkakaisa.


The San Narciso municipal health office disclosed on social media that the two patients attended the wake of a dead relative in Lucena City from August 31 to September 6 where they had close contact with a confirmed virus carrier.

The two submitted themselves to the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory test on September 14. The positive result came out two days later.

Quezon, which is under modified general community quarantine until September 31, recorded a total of 1,516 COVID-19 cases, 377 of which are active.

The number of COVID-19 fatalities in the province rose to 50 with the death of another COVID-a19 patient from San Antonio town on Tuesday.

At least 13 towns in Quezon have eliminated the COVID-19 cases in their respective localities with zero carrier as of Wednesday.

The localities that are now considered as COVID-19-free are the island municipalities of Polillo, Patnanungan, Panukulan, Alabat, and Quezon; and the mainland towns of Pitogo, Macalelon, Buenavista, Padre Burgos, General Luna, Unisan, Agdangan, and Plaridel, according to the Integrated Provincial Health Office in its 5 p.m. report on Wednesday.

Out of 41 municipalities in Quezon, only the island-towns of Burdeos and San Andres located in the Bondoc Peninsula remain without any record of confirmed COVID-19 case since the pandemic broke out in early March.


Edited by LZB

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