4 Zambales children get coronavirus from grandma
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales–Four children, who are cousins, have tested positive for SARS Cov2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, in Candelaria town after they were infected by a relative, an official said on Tuesday (May 11).
Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, said the patients included a 4-month-old baby boy, a 6-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl and another 11-year-old boy.
Bueno said the four came to Candelaria from Olongapo City on April 25 for a vacation. They traveled with their grandmother who was the first to get infected with the virus.
The cousins were among the 14 latest COVID-19 cases in the province on Tuesday. Some of the other new patients are workers in Subic Bay Freeport.
To date, Zambales has 1,967 infections since 2020 and at least 1,748 of these had already recovered from the disease.
The province’s COVID-19 death toll remained at 51.