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7 infants among Tarlac’s 278 new COVID-19 cases

/ 12:17 PM September 21, 2021

MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga––Seven infants were among the 278 new COVID-19 patients that the Tarlac provincial government recorded on Monday, Sept. 20.

The young patients include a 9-day-old girl from Tarlac City, who tested positive for the virus on Sept. 18. She was asymptomatic and placed under quarantine.

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Also testing positive for COVID-19 were 3-month-old infants, including a girl from Concepcion town, a boy from Capas town, another girl from Santa Ignacia town, and a girl from San Manuel town. One of these children was confined in a hospital after showing mild symptoms, while the three others, with mild or no symptoms, were quarantined.

The two other infants were a 9-month-old girl from Pura, with mild symptoms, and was under quarantine, and a 1-year-old boy from Victoria, who was in quarantine after showing mild symptoms.

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Twelve other children aged 2 to 10 years old were also among the new cases in Tarlac.

Five of them were asymptomatic, while the other seven manifested mild symptoms. All were under quarantine.

The province has 2,563 active COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

Tarlac has recorded 15,043 cases since the pandemic broke out last year. Of these, 11,999 have recovered, while 481 have died.

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