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2 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded in Negros Occidental, Capitol Confirms

NEGROS OCCCIDENTAL – An authority from the provincial capitol confirmed two (2) new cases of COVID-19 in the province.

One of the provinces in the Philippines that is under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) now due to COVID-19 is Negros Occidental. The said ECQ declared by Governor Eugenio “Bong” Lacson is set to expire this April 30 and the people await whether it will be lifted or extended.

Recently, another case was confirmed in the province. A man from Iloilo City who went home to La Castellana tested positive for coronavirus. Reportedly, he has undergone the 14-day quarantine when he arrived in March.

However, in the first week of April, the said 43-year-old man experienced symptoms. His swab was taken and it returned positive for COVID-19. The contact tracing is now ongoing.

Negros Occidental COVID-19
Photo: Negros Occidental Province Website

The new case was followed by another positive case. The patient, a 69-year-old man from Bacolod City, died while being treated at the regional hospital. His swab was taken and it recently came signifying that the patient was positive for coronavirus.

Recently, a sweeper flight carrying repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrived in the province. It was from Cebu City.

Based on a report on DNX News, two (2) of those from the sweeper flight tested positive for COVID-19. It was confirmed by an official from the Negros Occidental Capitol.

According to Provincial Administrator Attorney Rayfrando Diaz, the new COVID-19 cases in Neg. Occ., Patient 3 and 4, are currently quarantined in a facility in E.B. Magalona. Based on the report, both patients are showing no symptoms.

Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang reportedly expressed that the patients are from Silay City and the town of Candoni. They have no contact with their families since they arrived in the province from Cebu last April 14.

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