6 children among the latest COVID-19 cases in Davao region

Published August 1, 2020, 1:41 PM

by Zea Capistrano

DAVAO CITY – Six children from Davao City, aged 10 months old to 11 years old, were among the latest cases of coronavirus disease in Davao region.

Based on the profile of the latest cases announced by the Department of Health Region 11 last July 30, four of the six children come from the same barangay.

The profiles showed that two girls, aged two and eight years old, and two boys, aged 10 months old and five years old, from Barangay 76-A in Davao were found positive with COVID-19.

It also showed that their history of exposure was from a confirmed case.

Meanwhile, two other girls, aged three and eight years old, and both from Barangay 23-C, were positive with COVID-19. All the six children were asymptomatic.

The children were among the 44 people recorded as new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

On the same day, three children from Davao City were among the 16 people who have recovered. The children included a two-month-old boy from Matina Crossing, a five-year-old girl from Ilang, and a 14-year-old girl from Barangay 23-C.

The oldest patient, who was discharged last Thursday, was an 81-year-old woman from Barangay Talomo Poblacion in Davao City.

On Friday, the DOH Davao Center for Health Development reported 37 additional cases of COVID-19 in the region.

The DOH said “of these new cases,17 were from Davao City, eight from Davao de Oro, six from Davao Oriental, five from Davao del Norte, and one from Davao del Sur.”

The DOH also reported 29 new recoveries on Friday.

“Among these, nine are from Davao City, eight are from Davao del Norte, eight are from Davao Oriental and four are from Davao del Sur,” it added.

The region currently has 1,310 cases of COVID-19, 506 of which were active cases.

It also recorded 48 deaths and 756 recoveries.