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Only 6 of 41 towns in Quezon remain COVID-19 free

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 11:55 AM August 06, 2022

Only 6 out 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.

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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.

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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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