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2 returning workers in Catmon, Cebu test positive for COVID-19

By: Rosalie O. Abatayo - CDN Digital | June 29,2020 - 11:08 AM

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Municipality of Catmon in Cebu reported three new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday, June 29, 2020. 

Two of the new cases in the town are returning workers who worked in Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City.

According to the Catmon Rural Health Unit, among the new cases is that of a 34-year-old man from Barangay Macaas who returned to the town after working in Mandaue City. 

The patient started to develop symptoms of COVID-19 last June 17 and was swabbed on June 24.

The second returning worker who tested positive is a 54-year-old man from Barangay Catmondaan, who worked in Lapu-Lapu City.  The patient had manifested symptoms on June 13 and was swabbed on June 24. 

The third new patient, on the other hand, is a 49-year-old from Barangay Flores, who has been residing in Cebu City since the start of the quarantine. 

The new cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in the town approximately 58 kilometers north of Cebu City up to 11. 

On Sunday, June 28, Cebu province logged a total of 103 new cases, which brought the total COVID-19 cases in the province to 1,054. /bmjo

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