Patient recovery wipes Quezon island town’s COVID-19 slate clean

LUCENA CITY—The only COVID-19 patient in the town of Perez, Quezon province has recovered, authorities reported on Wednesday (July 8).

In a 5 p.m. report, the Quezon public information office (QPIO) said Perez is now coronavirus-free.

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The cured patient contracted coronavirus from the first patient in Alabat town on June 25, while the first patient was on isolation in the island-town off the Pacific Ocean.

Alabat town has six cases but one of them had already recovered while one died.

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Alabat Island has three towns – Alabat, Perez and Quezon. But only the town of Quezon had been coronavirus-free until Perez’s lone patient recovered.

Quezon, now under modified general community quarantine, has a total of 184 COVID-19 cases, 140 recoveries and 11 fatalities.

Health authorities are still keeping watch over 33 persons suspected of carrying the virus but all isolated in medical facilities. At least 47 are on home quarantine.

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