Region 6’s COVID-19 cases exceed 200; 5 of 6 new cases from Negros Occidental

first_img* 24-year-old male from San Carlos City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 199) Here’s the breakdown of the region’s 203 COVID-19 cases: Aklan – six; Antique – 14; Capiz – six; Guimaras – zero; Iloilo province – 23; Negros Occidental – three; Bacolod City – 11; Iloilo City – 20; repatriates – 120. * 44-year-old male from Binalbagan, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 198) “DOH reminds everyone nga indi magkampante. Padayun nga may kaso kita sang COVID-19. We should always practice minimum public health standards,” said Pulmones. The six new patients that the Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday were the following: * 34-year-old male from La Carlota City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 201) Specimens from these six patients were tested at the Western Visayas Medical Center sub-national laboratory in Iloilo City and the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital Molecular Laboratory in Silay City, Negros Occidental. These minimum public health standards are: wearing facemask, physical distancing and handwashing./PNcenter_img * 50-year-old male from Calatrava, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 200) * 30-year-old male from Bingawan, Iloilo (Patient No. 202), repatriated overseas worker The 120 COVID repatriates (overseas workers and LSIs) were from Aklan (four), Antique (four), Capiz (two), Guimaras (four), Iloilo province (16), Negros Occidental (44), Bacolod City (18), and Iloilo City (28). ILOILO City – Six new cases – five of them from Negros Occidental and locally stranded individuals or LSIs from Cebu – increased to 203 the number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Western Visayas. According to Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, chief of DOH Region 6’s Local Health Support Division, the six new cases were all being quarantined. * 26-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 203)last_img