Ecija COVID-19 cases surge to 81

SAN JOSE CITY – Another new confirmed positive case of COVID-19 was recorded in this city, bringing to three the total number of cases that hit this city so far.

In Nueva Ecija, the Inter-Agency Task Force reported yesterday that the total number of infections has surged to 81 after five new confirmed cases were added to the list which previously stood at 76.

San Jose City Mayor Mario "Kokoy" Salvador yesterday said the city's third COVID-19 case was labeled as Patient #80, a government employee and a new resident of Lumina Homes, Bgy. Caanawan. Her husband is a security guard at a government institution in this city.

The IATF said Patient #80, who is asymptomatic and had no travel history, is currently confined at the Good Samaritan General Hospital in Cabanatuan City.

Father Arnold Abelardo, IATF spokesperson said two fresh cases were also recorded in Talavera town which was listed by the Department of Health-Nueva Ecija as Patients #78 and #79.

Patient #78 is a 70-year-old male, of Bgy. Maestrang Kikay while Patient #79 is a 23-year-old woman, of Matias District, Bgy. Poblacion. Both patients allegedly were exposed to Patient #76, of Marcos District, who died on July 2.

The other two fresh cases were Patients #77 and #81. Patient 77 is 44-year-old-male processing officer in Manila, of Bgy. Mataas na Kahoy, General Natividad and also a resident of Modesto St., San Andres, Malate, Manila while #81 is a 32-year-old fireman from the Bureau of Fire Protection in Quezon City.
Father Abelardo said that 65 cases out of the 81 confirmed positives have recovered including the latest case involving Patient# 72, of Bgy. Poblacion Norte, Rizal, Nueva Ecija.