16-day-old baby, 8 others beat COVID-19 in Bataan

Published August 10, 2020, 10:48 AM

by Philippine News Agency

BALANGA CITY, Bataan (PNA) – Nine patients, including an infant, were added to the list of those who have beaten coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in this province, bringing the number of total recoveries to 292.

Governor Albert Garcia said on Sunday that the baby boy from Abucay town was just 16 days old.

The other recovered patients were three from Dinalupihan, two from Limay, and one each from Mariveles, Orani and Balanga City.

On the other hand, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 489 after nine tested positive for the dreaded virus.

Garcia, citing the report of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) as of Saturday night, said contact tracing showed that seven of the nine new cases had close contact with those earlier found positive of the virus.

Four came from Mariveles, two from Dinalupihan and one from Samal. The other two cases are also from Mariveles.

The number of active cases is 184 while the number of deaths remains at 13.

Of the 9,335 who have undertaken the virus test, 489 had positive results, 8,353 turned negative while 493 are still waiting for the results.

“Upang hindi na dumami ang kaso ng COVID-19, patuloy ang ating tagubilin na palaging maghugas ng kamay, manatili sa inyong mga tahanan at kung kinakailangang lumabas ng bahay ay umiwas sa mga mataong lugar, magsuot ng face mask at mag observe ng physical distancing na isang metro (To prevent the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, we continue to remind you to always wash your hands, stay home as much as possible and if there is a need to leave the house avoid crowded places, wear face mask and observe physical distancing of one meter),” Garcia told his constituents.