Infant catches COVID-19 in Western Visayas


Posted at Jul 02 2020 07:54 PM

A 2-month-old boy from Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental has contracted COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas said Thursday, making him the region's youngest patient of the disease.

The infant is currently asymptomatic and placed in a quarantine facility, health officials said.

The region recorded an additional 20 coronavirus infections, raising its tally to 353 since the pandemic began in January.

According to the latest bulletin of the DOH Region 6, the active cases are 194, as 148 have recovered and 11 succumbed to the disease.

Most of the new patients are previously stranded individuals and repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have returned to their homes in the region.

Thirteen of them came from Negros Occidental, which has so far logged 104 COVID-19 cases, including 24 recoveries.

According to the province's incident management team, most of its active cases are asymptomatic.

The Philippines has so far recorded 38,805 COVID-19 cases, of whom 1,274 patients died while 10,673 have survived.

- Reports from Jennifer Garcia Hernandez and Marty Go, ABS-CBN News