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Covid-19 in ‘Gapo: 4 Subic freeport workers among 10 new cases

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OLONGAPO CITY — Two bank employees and two workers in a production company at the Subic freeport were among the 10 new positive cases of the coronavirus disease here as of Aug. 27.

City inter-agency task force chair Mayor Rolen Paulino, Jr. said this has brought the total number of confirmed cases in the city to 161 of which 83 are active.

Paulino said three patients were reported recovered, bringing the total number to 72. The number of Covid deaths remained at six.

Among the new cases, the two bank employees are a 23-year-old male from Barangay East Tapinac who has been admitted in a private hospital in the city, and a 29-year-old female from Barangay Sta. Rita, reported as asymptomatic and in an isolation facility.

The workers in a freeport company, both females, areaged 23 and 24 from Barangay Kalalake, and are on strict home isolation.

Two senior citizens, both males with comorbidities are also among the new cases: a 62year-old from Barangay Barretto who is diabetic and hypertensive, and a 60-year-old from Barangay East Tapinac who is undergoing dialysis.

Two close contacts of previous Covid-positive patientswere also among the new cases: a 20yearold male from Barangay Sta Rita, and the 55-year-old wife of aCovid patient who had chronic kidney disease and presently admitted in a hospital in the province of Bataan. She is asymptomatic and was advised strict home isolation.

The remaining new cases were a 28yearold male from Barangay Sta Rita who work in a private company in Makati City and is now under strict home isolation, and a 40yearold male from Barangay West Bajac-Bajac admitted in an isolation facility.

Paulino has renewed his call for his constituents to strictly observe the minimum health protocols of staying at home, frequent washing of hands, social distancing, wearing face mask in public, and avoiding crowds in closed environments to avoid contracting the virus.

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