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DOH-2 confirms 8 new COVID-19 positive, total cases now at 148

Philippine Information Agency
10 Jul 2020, 16:38 GMT+10

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 10 (PIA) - - The Department of Health (DOH) region 2 confirmed eight new cases of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) today, bringing the total number of positive cases in the Cagayan Valley region to 148.

In the latest data of the DOH-2's Health Education and Promotions Unit, five of the new cases were from Cagayan province including an inmate at the Cagayan Provincial Jail while three others were from Isabela province.

CV 141 is a 29 year-old female from City of Ilagan, Isabela who had a travel history in Caloocan City. She is asymptomatic and now at the city's quarantine facility.

CV 142 is a 22 year-old male from Gonzaga, Cagayan who had a travel history in Mandaue Cebu. He experienced colds and dryness in his throat, thus, he was immediately referred to the Cagayan Valley Medical Center.

CV 143 is a 45 year-old male, an inmate at the Cagayan Provincial Jail. He had a travel history in Caloocan City. He is asymptomatic and is now at the jail's isolation unit.

CV 144 is a 49 year-old male from Cauayan City, Isabela who had a travel history in Metro Manila. He is also asymptomatic and is now at the LGU's quarantine facility.

CV 145 is a 28 year-old male who had a travel history in Taguig City while CV 146 is a 27 year-old female who had a travel history in Quezon City, both are natives of Lallo, Cagayan. They are asymptomatic and are now under the care of the LGU's quarantine facility.

CV 147 is a 21 year-old female from Luna, Isabela who had a travel history in Paranaque City. She is also asymptomatic and is now at the LGU's quarantine facility.

CV 148 is a 26 year-old female from Lallo town who had a travel history in Quezon City. She is also asymptomatic and on home quarantine.

DOH officials said contact tracing is now being conducted to determine the close contacts of the newly tested positive cases.

Health officials also reminded the public to always practice minimum health standards particularly the observance of physical distancing, using of face masks, sanitizers and other means to avoid being infected with the virus. (ALM/OTB/PIA-2)

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