3 of 637 Ulysses evacuees in Quezon City test positive for COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines — Three out of 640 Quezon City residents who were evacuated during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The three individuals were brought to community-care facilities for immediate medical attention, the Quezon City government said in a statement Sunday.
The 637 evacuees whose COVID-19 test results turned negative will still be monitored by the city’s health workers, Quezon City’s Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit head Dr. Rolando Cruz has assured.
“All results of those who manifested symptoms and swabbed were already released. But we’ll remain alert and ready in case anyone will show symptoms again,” Cruz said.
As of Sunday, there are 24,434 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quezon City.
Of this number, 709 have died while 23,236 have recovered.
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