TACLOBAN CITY-A town in Leyte province posted its first case of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) as the regional office Department of Health (DOH) reported of three new cases, raising the regional total to 614.
The town of Mahaplag posted its first COVID-19 case involving a 26-year old man locally stranded individual(LSI) who arrived from Cebu City, town Mayor Daisy Lleve said.
She, however, assured her people that the patient is asymptomatic and is now at their isolation facility.
“Authorities are now conducting contact tracing. I am appealing to the public to stay calm and follow strict implementation of protocols and most of all, lets pray together for protection and for us to overcome this pandemic crisis,” Lleve said in a statement.
The other areas which posted new COVID-19 cases were the town of La Paz in Leyte province involving a 28-year old man and Libangon town, Southern Leyte province involving a 28-year old man. Both are LSIs who came from Cebu.
Prior to its first confirmed COVID-19 case, Mahaplag was one of the eight municipalities in Leyte which were free from the dreaded virus.
The remaining towns in the province, which has more than 250 COVID-19 cases, which remains without a single case of the coronavirus are Tunga, Mayorga, MacArthur, Inopacan, San Isidro and Merida.
Leyte has 40 towns and the cities of Ormoc, Baybay, and Tacloban.
Meantime, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez also announced that the city has now ‘zero case’ of COVID-19.
All of the city’s 58 COVID-19 cases have recovered from the virus, its city health office announced earlier.
Still, Mayor Romualdez said that Taclobanons should remain vigilant and strictly follow all the health protocols like the wearing of mask and observe social distancing to ensure that the city would remain COVID-19 free.