Masbate logs first 2 coronavirus cases; 1-year-old in Naga infected, too


Posted at Jun 28 2020 12:57 AM

MANILA—Masbate province on Saturday recorded its first two cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), health authorities said, as Bicol counted a 1-year-old boy as one of those infected.

The Masbate patients, both from Aroroy town, are now undergoing quarantine, the Department of Health’s Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Bicol region said.

One of the patients, a 23-year-old man who arrived in Bicol from Caloocan City on June 22, is asymptomatic.

The other is a 25-year-old man who has a history of travel from Taguig City and arrived in Bicol on June 21.

In its latest bulletin, the DOH-CHD in Bicol also reported 6 additional COVID-19 cases, pushing the region’s tally to 101.

Three new patients are from Camarines Sur — a 41-year-old man from Pasacao town, a 32-year-old woman from Balatan town, and a 35-year-old man from Canaman town.

The first two arrived in Bicol from Manila on June 25, while the other one had a history of exposure to a COVID-19 case and is considered the region’s third uniformed personnel to test positive for COVID-19.

The other new COVID-19 case was reported in Sorsogon, a 30-year-old man from Matnog town who had a history of travel in Manila.

The remaining two new patients are both from Naga City, ages 60 and 1.

"The public is strongly advised to strictly follow community quarantine procedures, as well as precautionary measures including proper hand washing, social distancing, cough etiquette, disinfection of commonly used objects, use of face mask, healthy lifestyle and to stay at home. Everyone’s cooperation is crucial in this time of crisis,” the DOH-CHD in Bicol said in a statement.

Of the region's 101 coronavirus cases, 5 have died while 74 have recovered from the disease. 

Some 22 are considered active cases, of whom 16 are admitted while 6 are on quarantine.