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COVID-19 cases in House of Representatives now at 81

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:14 PM September 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The tally of coronavirus disease cases in the House of Representatives reached 81 after another employee tested positive for COVID-19.

House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales said the new case is a staffer from Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s office who last reported for work on September 21 to 23.

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Montales said the employee got tested for the virus after experiencing dry and itchy throat.

Meanwhile, two confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, bringing the number of active cases in the chamber to 13.

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So far, 10 lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest of them is Gabriela Party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas.

Two of House members have died of the deadly respiratory disease, namely Senior Citizens party-list Rep. Francisco Datol and Sorsogon Rep. Ditas Ramos.

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