COVID-19 hounds another QC convent; 22 cases, 1 death reported
MANILA, Philippines — A second convent in Quezon City, the Convent of Holy Spirit in Barangay Immaculate Conception is dealing with a surge in COVID-19 infections, the city government said on Thursday.
In a statement, the city government reported that 22 individuals contracted COVID-19, 13 nuns and 9 staff members.
Fourteen of the 22 infected individuals are fully-vaccinated while the rest have not received a single dose.
One of the nuns succumbed to the viral infection early this month, the city government added.
Dr. Rolando Cruz of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, said the convent has a population of 90, of whom 46 were swab tested for COVID-19 last September 10 while the rest refused.
“Per our agreement with them, they will take care of the testing of the remaining 44 individuals and they will send us the results as soon as they come out,” Cruz said.
Majority of the nuns who tested positive are senior citizens aged 80 and up, according to the local government.
A total of 64 nuns and 50 workers at the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) convent in Cubao, Quezon City earlier tested positive for COVID-19.
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