Cavite Mayor Positive for COVID-19 and CALABARZON Cases increase to 70

Calabarzon cases have gone up to 70 as of this writing

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not something that should be underestimated. According to the Department of Health (DOH), cases in the CALABARZON region — Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon— have increased to 70. And there are 8 deaths to add to the count.

Among those numbers is Naic, Cavite Mayor Junio Dualan. In a Facebook post, he reassures everyone that he is “in good condition”, but on strict self-quarantine after being tested positive last March 18. Aside from the mayor, another Naic resident was also infected.

Mensahe sa Bayan: Ikinalulungkot ko pong ibalita na ang resulta ng swab testing na ginawa sa inyong lingkod noong…

Posted by Municipality of Naic – Mayor Junio C. Dualan on Monday, March 23, 2020

Cases in Cavite (14 total)

On the other hand, 14 other people tested positive for the virus in Cavite. 5 of them came from Bacoor City, with 1 death. 2 cases were recorded in Dasmariñas City, while 1 patient who was found positive in Imus City recovered. Gen. Trias City Silang, Tanza, and Rosario each had 1 positive case. However, there is still 1 more Cavite patient, but his residence is still being determined by authorities.

Cases in Laguna (11 total)

Laguna had a total of 11 people who were positive. 7 cases, with 1 dead, came from Sta Rosa City, while 1 (who unfortunately died) was in Cabuyao City. Biñan City had 2, while 1 came from Calamba City.

Cases in Batangas (13 total)

Batangas also had an increase in cases, going up to 13. Batangas City had 6 new cases, with 1 death and 1 recovery. On the other hand, Nasugbu had 2 cases. Lipa, Tanauan, Sto. Tomas, and Lemery had 1 each. Authorities are still unsure about the residence of 1 Batangas patient, but he too is positive.

Cases in Rizal (28 total)

DOH records as of 5 PM on Tuesday show a total of 28 infected patients in Rizal. In Cainta, 3 of them died, and 1 recovered. Antipolo had 9 positive cases, while Taytay had 3 (1 dead). San Mateo and Rodriguez each had 1 case.

Cases in Quezon (3 total)

And finally, in Quezon, 2 people were infected in Lucena, while 1 new case came from Sariaya Town.

Stay safe, everyone!

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