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Six new COVID-19 cases in Bicol reported; Region’s total now at 130

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The coronavirus infections in the Bicol Regions continue to rise after six more cases were recorded yesterday by the Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH CHD) – Bicol.

The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases recorded in Bicol Region is now one hundred thirty, while the active cases are forty-six.

The breakdown of new confirmed cases according to DOH is as follows:

The 125th case of COVID-19 is a 32-year old Filipino male from Legazpi City who is a machine operator. He arrived from Parañaque on June 28, 2020. Bicol#125 is asymptomatic and is quarantined at an LGU quarantine facility.

Bicol#126 is a 19-year old Filipino female from Naga City who is in the same community with known COVID-19 cases. She is asymptomatic and is quarantined.

A 24-year old Filipino female from Naga City is the 127th case of COVID-19 in Bicol Region. She first experienced symptoms on June 21, 2020 and consulted on June 30, 2020. Her history of exposure is for verification. She is quarantined.

The 128th case is a 32-year old Filipino male From Naga City. He is a close contact of patients with local codes Bicol#91 and Bicol#92. He first experienced symptoms on June 23, 2020. Said patient is currently quarantined.

Bicol#129 and Bicol#130 are both from Pasacao, Camarines Sur. Bicol#129 is 45-year old Filipino male who is a truck driver while Bicol#130 is a 40-year old Filipino female. Both are asymptomatic and are quarantined. Their history of exposure or travel are for validation.

Meanwhile, the DOH appealed to the Bicolanos to remain vigilant and observe health measures amid the threat of the viral disease.

“The public is strongly advised to strictly follow community quarantine procedures as well as precautionary measures including proper hand washing, social distancing, cough etiquette, disinfection of commonly used objects, use of facemask, healthy lifestyle and to stay at home,” the DOH said.

“Everyone’s cooperation is crucial in this time of crisis,” it added.