DOH confirms 3 COVID-19 cases in Central Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Department of Health (DOH) announced that there are now three confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Central Luzon.

Two are repatriates quarantined at New Clark City (NCC) in Capas, Tarlac while the other one is from the City of San Jose del Monte in Bulacan.

“The two repatriates who tested positive were already isolated and transferred to the hospital for proper management as part of infection control protocol. Contact tracing among the repatriates at NCC was already conducted and decontamination of the vacated rooms was already performed to contain virus transmission,” DOH Regional Director Cesar Cassion said.

Meanwhile, the confirmed case from San Jose del Monte was already admitted and managed in one of the hospitals in Metro Manila and is currently in stable condition. 

Contact tracing is still ongoing and monitoring of close contacts is being undertaken by DOH Central Luzon Center for Health Development, Provincial Health Office of Bulacan, and City Health Office. 

“We guarantee preparedness of the retained hospitals in the region to readily manage suspect and confirmed cases while the public is encouraged to continuously practice preventive measures such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and social distancing. To protect one’s health and safety is everyone’s responsibility; everyone is strongly encouraged to cooperate and support the implementation of preventive measures against COVID-19,” Cassion added. 

As of March 10, there are 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.

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