Another jail officer, OFW test for COVID

first_imgPeople can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. The OFW, on the other hand, was a 44-year-old male resident of Jordan, Guimaras. The region’s two new cases are currently on quarantine. Data from the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday showed the BJMP personnel to be a 25-year-old female from Lapuz district here. This meant the region had 24 active cases left as of May 22. They were from Capiz (one), Antique (four), Iloilo province (two), Negros Occidental (one), and Iloilo City (four). The 12 others were repatriates. Most people (about 80 percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of the 107 cases in Western Visayas, 73 already recovered, according to Villanueva, while 10 died. According to Dr. Ma. Julia Villanueva, assistant regional director of DOH, it wasn’t clear yet if Patient 106 had close contact with two BJMP personnel who tested positive for COVID-19 much earlier – a 23-year-old-male from Banate, Iloilo (Patient 100) and a 31-year-old male from Zarraga, Iloilo (Patient 59). COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. However, older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. ILOILO City – Two positive tests brought to 107 the confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western Visayas. One was a jail officer of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Region 6 (Patient 106) while the other was a repatriated overseas Filipino worker (OFW) (Patient 107). These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth./PNlast_img

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