Only 6 of 41 towns in Quezon remain COVID-19 free
LUCENA CITY – The coronavirus has been continuously spreading in Quezon province, leaving only six out of 41 municipalities COVID-19 free as of Friday, August 5.
The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) listed 49 new COVID-19 patients on Friday, which raised the current active COVID-19 cases in the province to 263.
The six municipalities with no active COVID-19 infected residents are Real, San Andres, San Francisco and the island towns of Perez, Panukulan and Patnanungan.
Those previously infected in the localities have either recovered or died, the IPHO report showed.
Governor Helen Tan, who is also a physician, disclosed that most infected patients only have mild cases, but added that “the COVID-19 ward at the QMC (Quezon Medical Center) is now getting full.”
QMC in Lucena City, the provincial capital, is the largest among 16 government-owned medical facilities in Quezon.
The Department of Health placed Lucena, a highly urbanized city in Quezon, under alert level 1, the most lenient in the five-tier alert status, until Aug. 15.
The rest of Quezon’s 40 localities will remain under alert level 2.
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