Aklan logs new Covid-19 case, totaling 6


The municipality of Kalibo recorded its third confirmed case of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the total cases of the virus in Aklan province to six.

Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr., chief of Provincial Health Office in Aklan, said the 40-year-old male person under investigation’s cough swab samples sent to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 – the virus causing Covid-19.

The patient arrived from Manila to this province on March 14 and started experiencing cough on March 23. (

The other two confirmed cases are the 68-year-old man and his 66-year-old wife, who are both being treated at the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital.

They manifested flu-like symptoms of the virus before they were taken into the hospital.

Meanwhile, the three other cases of the Covid-19 in this province are the following:

* A 37-year-old medical frontliner from Malay town, who is now in isolation at the Aklan Training Center

* An 81-year-old man from Libacao town, who was admitted in DRSTMH, and

* A 44-year-old resident of Altavas town but works in Roxas City, Capiz.