Ilocos Sur now COVID-19 free after lone positive case recovers


Posted at Apr 16 2020 07:31 PM

MANILA - The province of Ilocos Sur is now free of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after its lone positive case tested negative for the disease.

In a statement released Thursday, Governor Ryan Luis Singson said all 17 swab test results from the province were found negative of COVID-19.

Of this number, 11 suspected cases are currently receiving medical care in different facilities in the province.

The six others who have died are also cleared from COVID-19.

Singson likewise ordered the reopening of Barangay Magsaysay in Tagudin town after one of its residents who was confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 now tested negative.

As of Thursday, the Philippines has a total of 5,660 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of this number, 362 have died, while 435 have recovered.

- with a report from Ria Galiste, ABS-CBN News