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Lone Covid-19 patient in Romblon recovers, test results of 86 others pending

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 11:35 AM February 13, 2021
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LUCENA CITY – The only active coronavirus disease 2019  patient in the island-province of Romblon has recovered, making the whole province Covid-free, authorities reported Saturday.

The municipality  of Santa Fe announced on social media early Saturday morning that the asymptomatic patient, a 34-year-old woman, has been declared by local health authorities as “recovered” after she completed a 14-day quarantine period  in an isolation facility.

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Provincial health authorities, however, said that the swab test results of 86 other individuals  are pending as of Friday, Feb. 12.

“She returned home to continue her self-monitoring,” the Santa Fe local government unit said on social media.

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All close contacts of the former patient who were subjected to reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) also tested negative for the virus.

The province, still under the modified general community quarantine, has logged a total of 131 Covid-19 cases, all asymptomatic, since the pandemic broke out in March last year.

At total of 128 Covid-19 patients in the province have already recovered, while three others perished.

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