Quirino province confirms first COVID-19 case

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Photo courtesy: Quirino Province Facebook page

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 11) — Quirino province recorded its first COVID-19 infection, Governor Dax Cua confirmed on Monday.

“We received a phone call informing us that we have one positive COVID-19 case in our province,” Cua said in a Facebook video.

Cua reported the infected patient is in good condition and does not exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19.

The Quirino provincial government arranged to admit the patient in the Southern Isabela Medical Center in Santiago City, Isabela for proper medical care.

He did not elaborate how the patient got infected with the virus.

The governor assured they have started their contact tracing activities and advised all possible contacts of the patient to isolate.

“Let us not resort into panic. What is important is we should be safe always,” Cua addressed his residents.

With this confirmation of Quirino’s first COVID-19 case, Batanes remains the only province with no COVID-19 infection since the country tallied its first confirmed case in January.

To date, the country now has a total of 136,638 confirmed COVID-19 infections, along with 66,186 active cases. Some 2,293 persons died and 68,159 patients recovered from the virus.