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Toledo City logs 13 new coronavirus cases

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After two days of not having new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Toledo City in Cebu province reported 13 additional infections yesterday.

The city’s new cases include a retired Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) personnel, who is also hypertensive and diabetic, and a lung cancer patient from Barangay Poblacion.

With the addition, the city now has a total of 128 confirmed Covid-19 cases, of which at least 43 remain as active cases. It also recorded 77 recoveries and eight COVID-related deaths. (https://bit.ly/3gq3nwc)

In an advisory posted late Saturday, the Toledo City Health Department (CHD) said that contact tracing has been ordered to identify who among the immediate contacts of the 13 patients may have also contracted SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the infection.

CHD said the retired BJMP personnel, Toledo City’s Confirmed Case No. 116, is from Barangay Matab-ang and is already 69-years-old. He started to manifest Influenza-like Illness and went to see a doctor in Cebu City for consultation.

The patient, who was said to have had contact with another Covid-19 patient, was swabbed on July 20 and is now admitted to a private hospital in Cebu City.

Diagnosed with lung cancer in June, the 60-year-old female resident of Barangay Poblacion is CC123. She is now admitted in a hospital and is already in a stable condition.

The city’s 11 other new cases include a health worker from Barangay Poblacion and private sector employees who are now undergoing mandatory quarantine.