Boy, prisoner, 2 elderlies contract COVID-19 in San Pablo City
LUCENA CITY –- A year-old boy, a jail inmate, and two elderlies were among the 12 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients recorded in San Pablo City in Laguna province on Wednesday, local authorities said.
The San Pablo City Anti-COVID-19 Task Force, in a report posted on Facebook on March 10, said the new validated virus carriers included the young boy, a 31-year-old prisoner at the local police jail, a 66-year-old male, and a 65-year-old female.
The boy from Barangay Santa Maria Magdalena, who had exposure to a confirmed virus carrier, was placed on home isolation.
The two elderlies were confined in an isolation facility while the inmate was separated from his fellow prisoners.
The city has logged 1,313 COVID-19 cases since March last year, of which 1,201 have recovered, while 42 died. The city has 70 remaining patients.
As of March 10, Laguna, under modified general community quarantine, has recorded 20,810 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
At least 19,615 of them have recovered and 534 died. The province still has 661 active cases.
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