By Marie Tonette Marticio
TACLOBAN City – The Department of Health (DOH-8) has confirmed six more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Leyte province on Saturday, June 20.
Four of them were locally stranded individuals (LSIs), while two were returning overseas Filipino (ROFs).
The results were released by the Divine Word Hospital (DWH) COVID-19 laboratory, wherein out of the 131 laboratory results, 125 were negative and 6 were found positive.
That brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in the region to 362.
Patient EV 358 was a 27-year-old male from Palompon, Leyte, who was an LSI from Misamis.
Patient EV 359 was a 34-year-old female, while Patient EV 360 was a 30-year-old male–both from Palompon, Leyte. They were both LSIs from Cebu.
Palompon Mayor Georgina Arevalo has asked her constituents not to panic since the patients were immediately brought to their quarantine facilities upon their arrival in the municipality.
“They are now in our isolation unit and are being taken care of by our local government employees, particularly our Rural Health Unit personnel,” she shared.
She also appealed to LSIs in Metro Manila and Cebu not to go home in the meantime.
“Because of this, we will be strict in guarding our borders. We will start with the merging of borders with the municipalities of Isabel, Villaba, and Matag-ob,” she said.
Patient EV 361 was a 34-year-old female ROF, while Patient EV 362 is a 39-year-old male ROF, both from Baras, Palo, Leyte.
Patient EV 363 was a 58-year-old male LSI in San Miguel, Leyte, who came from Metro Manila.