1-year-old boy among 17 new COVID-19 cases in Santa Rosa, Laguna

Published June 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Carla Deña

SANTA ROSA, Laguna – A one-year-old boy was among the 17 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that city government recorded as of 11 p.m. of June 17.

The child is now confined in a private hospital.

The new COVID-19 cases are spread in nine barangays throughout the city: four in Tagapo, three in Caingin, three in Macabling, two in Aplaya, and one each in Pooc, Balibago, Labas, Sinalhan, and Kanluran.

Nine of the patients worked in another city while one worked in Metro Manila.

“The city government is coordinating with other cities where the patients work and/or travel to ensure that necessary measures are in place in the workplace and for purposes of contact tracing,” Mayor Arlene Arcillas wrote in an announcement.

“The city government ensures the public that the patients and their close contacts are given the necessary care according to the protocols provided by the Department of Health,” she added.

Eight of the patients are under home quarantine, two are under quarantine in a company facility, four are confined in a private hospital, and the remaining three are confined in a government hospital.

The city now has a total of 68 cases.