Iloilo City reports first locally transmitted Covid-19 case

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Iloilo City has recorded its first local transmission and fourth confirmed case of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Wary of more transmissions, Mayor Jerry Treñas appealed to residents to “stay in your houses.”

This new case – also Western Visayas’ 34th Covid-19 patient – had close contact with the city’s second Covid-19 patient, said Treñas. (

The patient is a 59-year-old male from Mandurriao district. He is hypertensive and diabetic.

Treñas said the patient is confined in a hospital. Contact tracing already started.

The mayor also confirmed that the city’s second Covid-19 confirmed case – a 72-year-old male from Mandurriao, died on March 21.