Health authorities to isolate Bacolod’s Patient 18 today, contact tracing on

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Health authorities here are moving the city’s newest COVID-positive case, Patient 18, to an isolation facility after he tested positive yesterday in a RT-PCR test released by the provincial testing facility.

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Government physician Grace Tan, spokesperson of the local inter-agency task force, told DNX Patient 18 is male, 32, and resident of Bata village here.

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He had shown flu symptoms since last week and also had a cough and sore throat, some of the signs of the disease. (READ: The CoviD19 Saga: Symptomatology and Virology)

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Tan added the patient is a driver but gave no additional details if he is a public utility or private one.

She said contact tracing has also started.

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