Number of WV repatriates with COVID-19 rises to 163

first_imgThe most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Meanwhile, the breakdown for repatriated OFWs and LSIs is the following:* Aklan – four* Antique – four* Capiz – two* Guimaras – five* Iloilo Province – 19* Negros Occidental -74* Bacolod City – 24* Iloilo City – 31“Sa gihapon nagapabilin nga mas madamo ang asymptomatic cases naton sa rehiyon so 196 of the confirmed cases are asymptomatic,” added Pulmones.She urged the publicto still be vigilant and follow quarantine protocols of concerned local government unit (LGU) to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. There is still no vaccine for COVID-19./PN The six new cases also brought to 246 the total confirmed cases in Region 6.“Nagapakita nga ang total naton nga confirmed cases diri sa region ang yara sa 246. Bout silingon nga subong nga adlaw may nagdugang naman nga anum ka bag-o nga kaso,” said Pulmones.Of the 246, 112 are active cases, 123 already recovered and 11 died.Here’s a breakdown of the 246 cases per provinces and cities:* Aklan – six* Antique – 14* Capiz – six* Guimaras – zero* Iloilo Province – 23* Negros Occidental -three* Bacolod City – 11* Iloilo City – 20* repatriates OFWs/LSI – 163 Six more tested positive, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 yesterday. They were the following:* 27-year-old female from Bacolod City or Patient No. 241 (LSI)* 51-year-old male from Bacolod City or Patient No. 242 (OFW)* 29-year-old male from Buenavista, Guimaras or Patient No. 243 (LSI)* 21-year-old male from Barotac Viejo, Iloilo or Patient No. 244 (LSI)* 32-year-old female from Bacolod City or Patient No. 245 (LSI)* 40-year-old female from Bacolod City or Patient No. 246 (LSI) According to Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, chief of the Local Health Support Division of DOH-6, these latest patients are all asymptomatic and currently isolated in a quarantine facility. ILOILO City – There are now 163 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 among repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Western Visayas.last_img read more