Guimaras logs first local coronavirus case


The Province of Guimaras recorded its first local case of coronavirus (Covid-19) infection on Tuesday.

This is based on the latest bulletin released by the Department of Health 6.

The patient is a 22-year-old male from Buenavista who is admitted to a hospital in Iloilo City. (

The patient last went home to Guimaras on July 15 and 16 and got sick upon returning to Iloilo City where he works for a fast-food chain.

He underwent swab testing after showing signs of Covid-19 and later tested positive.

Buenavista Mayor Eugene Reyes said contact tracing in Iloilo City and their town are ongoing, particularly on the dates the patient traveled between the city and the island.