After a week of no reported cases, Iloilo announces its 16th COVID-19 patient

Published April 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Tara Yap

Iloilo City—The province of Iloilo broke its week-long status of having no new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) when another patient tested positive on April 15.

Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado, chief of the Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO), confirmed the 16th positive case of COVID-19. This is based on IPHO’s data as of 9 p.m. of April 15.

Mayor Macario Napulan of Miag-ao town confirmed to Manila Bulletin Thursday that Iloilo province’s latest case is a resident of Miag-ao.

The newest case is a 22-year-old male grandchild of the 94-year-old man who died from COVID-19 last April 8. He was one of those who looked after his grandfather during the latter’s first hospitalization.

“He is asymptomatic and is under home isolation. He has been in isolation since early April when swab samples were taken from his grandfather,” Napulan said in a phone interview.

The 22-year-old male is Miag-ao town’s third COVID-19 case. The town’s first case, a 22-year-old female, has fully recovered.

Meanwhile, Trabado called on the residents of Iloilo province to heed the enhanced community quarantine and stay home to avoid contracting the disease.