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DOH reports 2 more COVID-19 cases in Bicol; total now at 64

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The Department of Health Center for Health Development – Bicol reported last night that two more coronavirus disease cases have been recorded in the region.

Out of the 95 test results released yesterday, two turned out to be positive, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Bicol at 64.

The two new patients are health workers. Total number of health workers infected with COVID-19 in Bicol is now at 22.

“A 33-year old Filipino male from Legazpi City, Albay is the 63rd confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. He first experienced symptoms on May 3, 2020 and was seen at Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) on May 4, 2020. He is a close contact of Bicol#46. Bicol#63 is a nurse,” the DOH Bicol reported.

“The 64th confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bicol Region is a 47-year old Filipino female from Daraga, Albay. She is a close contact of Bicol#36. Patient is asymptomatic. Bicol#64 is a midwife,” it added.

Meanwhile, the DOH-CHD has appealed to the public to strictly follow community quarantine protocols to prevent the spread of the virus.

“The public is strongly advised to strictly follow community quarantine procedures as well as precautionary measures including proper handwashing, social distancing, cough etiquette, disinfection of commonly used objects, healthy lifestyle and to stay at home. Everyone’s cooperation is crucial in this time of crisis,” said the Health department.