Western Visayas logs 9 new coronavirus cases, total at 13


Posted at Mar 27 2020 07:59 PM

MANILA - Western Visayas has recorded 9 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, raising the region's tally to 13, the health ministry said Friday.

Seven of the new patients are men while 2 are women, data from the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas showed.

Five of them have a travel history in Metro Manila, which has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines.

Among the new patients is the 28-year-old son of the region's first COVID-19 case from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

So far, the region has tallied 3 coronavirus cases in Aklan province, 1 in Capiz province, 3 in Iloilo province, 2 in Iloilo City, 4 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

Latest data from DOH-Western Visayas also showed there were 95 patients under investigation (PUIs) currently admitted in hospitals while 11,124 out of 41,915 persons under monitoring (PUMs) had already completed the 14-day quarantine.

Meanwhile, the first 4 recorded COVID-cases in the region are in stable condition. Some 250 people whom they had in contact with have been traced. Of the number, 88 were deemed asymptomatic.

To date, the Philippines has recorded 803 coronavirus infections, with 54 deaths and 31 recoveries.

- With a report from Regi Adosto, ABS-CBN News