MANILA, Philippines — Valenzuela City has recorded a steep increase in the number of residents found positive for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 from 59 cases to 80 0n Tuesday.
According to the local government, the jump was due to the 21 new documented cases as of 6 p.m. of April 21.
#COVID19 UPDATE: Valenzuela City Monitoring Report as of 6:00 pm, April 21, 2020
We have an additional positive case of COVID-19 in Valenzuela City bringing our total to 80.
VC80 is a 32-year-old female, a frontliner with known exposure to VC54 and VC55. pic.twitter.com/GdU7GPik7B
— valenzuelacity (@valenzuelacity) April 21, 2020
Of the 80 cases, six have died while seven patients managed to recover, the city government noted.
The local government said the 80th COVID-19 case is a 32-year-old female frontliner, who had previous contact with two other coronavirus patients.
Meanwhile, Valenzuela City also reported 202 suspected cases for COVID-19.
Earlier Tuesday, the Department of Health (DOH) said the Philippines already has 6,599 COVID-19 cases, including 437 fatalities and 654 recoveries.
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