Region’s COVID cases now 36; 391 PUIs negative for virus

first_imgAccording to DOH-6, on April 7 311test results released and only two came out positive for COVID-19 (or 0.64percent).The new cases were a 74-year-old male working in Semirara Island, Caluya,Antique (the region’s Patient No. 35) and a 25-year-old female from BarotacNuevo, Iloilo (Patient No. 36).On the other hand, the three positive patients who recovered were a 56-year oldmale (Patient No. 1) and the 28-year-old male (Patient No. 9) both from BacolodCity; and a 61-year-old female (Patient No. 3) from Iloilo City. Themost common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Thesedroplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people thencatch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes,nose or mouth. Also, of the 54,374 persons undermonitoring (PUMs), 44,238 completed their 14-day quarantine. His test eventually yielded a negativeresult. As of the April 7 data from theDepartment of Health (DOH) Region 6, 163 PUIs in the region were alreadydischarged; 162, however, were still confined in hospitals. The island province of Guimarasremained, as of April 7, the only province in the region still free fromCOVID-19. Western Visayas’ laboratory-confirmedcases, however, rose to 36 and of these, three have recovered while six died. Peoplecan catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus, according to the WorldHealth Organization (WHO). center_img The region started sending specimensfor COVID-19 testing to the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) inManila end of January after the first suspected case, a feverish three-year oldChinese child, sought consultation at the Western Visayas Medical Center(WVMC). As to the mortalities, these were fromIloilo province (three) and one each from Capiz, Iloilo City and Bacolod City. Thedisease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the noseor mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. LOOK: Emergency responders of Pavia town, Iloilo in their blue ninja inspired protective suits. Photo by Balita Pavianhon ILOILO City – A total of 391 patientsunder investigation (PUIs) in Western Visayas tested negative for thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of April 7. Meanwhile, 13 of the 36 confirmedcases were in Iloilo, seven in Bacolod City, six in Aklan, four each in Capizand Iloilo City, and one each in Negros Occidental and Antique. Somepatients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat ordiarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some peoplebecome infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell./PNlast_img

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