Sagada records first COVID-19 case

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 9) — Sagada broke its COVID-free streak on Sunday, after one of the frontliners in the municipality was confirmed to have been infected with the virus.

The patient is a 29-year-old male with no history of travel, according to mayor James Pooten Jr.

In an advisory, Pooten said all COVID-19 monitoring hubs located in Pegeo, Payag-eo and in Taccong will be temporarily closed for decontamination on Monday, August 10, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“No person will also be allowed entry and exit to and from the municipality for further contact tracing purposes. A COVID-19 monitoring hub will be established in Danom area for the implementation of such,” he said.

Nearly 130,000 cases of the disease have been recorded by health officials nationwide as of August 9. Of this number, 2,270 have died, while over 67,000 have recovered.