Update on the Coronavirus Cases in Western Visayas Amid the Increasing Cases in PH
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN WESTERN VISAYAS – The authorities recorded five (5) new cases of COVID-19 in Western Visayas bringing the total to 30.
The biggest concern in the Philippines now and as well as in other countries is the 2019 coronavirus. Officially called as COVID-19, the impact of this pandemic has caused nations to lock down and stop business operations.
In the Philippines, 136 people have died of coronavirus. According to the Department of Health (DOH), the total confirmed cases is at 3,018 now with 56 patients having recovered from the disease.
Currently, the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine of ECQ. The movements of the people are limited and the same thing is implemented in most provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao.
In the Visayas region, based on a report on ABS-CBN News, there is now a total of 30 coronavirus cases in Western Visayas. It is after the authorities recorded five (5) new cases of the disease.
According to the report, one of the patients tagged as WV 26 is a 48-year-old man from Bacolod City. He has a travel history to the United States, Los Angeles, and Manila. Also, the patient had a close contact to patient WV 14.
The said 48-year-old patient is hypertensive and has polymyositis. Based on the report, he is having dry cough but is in a stable condition.
The other new coronavirus cases in Western Visayas were recorded in Lambunao, Iloilo. They are possibly a case of local transmission as they are related to WV 16. Patients WV 27 to WV 30 are aging 39, 41, 70, and 48 years old respectively.