Six doctors from Iloilo City hospital infected with COVID-19

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) — Six doctors from an Iloilo City hospital have been added to the list of medical frontliners who have caught the coronavirus disease.

Iloilo City mayor Jerry Treñas said in a social media post on Sunday that the doctors tested positive for the virus using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR tests.

He initially didn’t name the hospital where the infected doctors work, but later on posted another statement identifying St. Paul’s Hospital.

“St. Paul's Hospital administration is currently coordinating with the regional IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) and following all protocols and decisions of the regional IATF,” he wrote.

Treñas said both the hospital administration and the city health office are currently conducting contact tracing.

Iloilo City is located in Western Visayas, which has 274 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 28. Of these cases, 138 are active, 125 patients have recovered and 11 have lost their lives to the disease.

Nationwide, the viral illness has hit a total of 3,360 healthcare workers in the country and caused the death of 33, based on the Department of Health's latest report.