Newborn among 150 new COVID-19 cases in Ilocos Norte
LAOAG CITY—A newborn from San Nicolas town, Ilocos Norte was among 150 new COVID-19 cases reported in the province on Monday (July 19), the provincial government said.
But details on the infant’s exposure to SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were still unavailable.
The new infections raised total active cases to 1,390 in the province.
COVID-19 cases in Laoag City continued to rise with 627 active infections, followed by Batac City (130), and the towns of Bangui (88), San Nicolas (79), Bacarra (63), and Paoay (59).
Five fatalities, all of them senior citizens, were also reported in the province on Monday.
Dr. Norman Rabago, provincial health consultant, said at a press briefing on Monday that 80 percent of deaths due to COVID-19 in the province were senior citizens.
As of July 20, Ilocos Norte now has 5,469 total COVID-19 cases, of which 3,976 had recovered while 103 had died.
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