Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro Confirmed 5 Patients Positive of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are 5 out 33 COVID-19 patients who are from Marikina, said Marcelino Teodoro on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. During Interview by Unang Balita, Marikina Mayor told to the reporter that the wife and some household workers of the American who earlier tested positive of Coronavirus (COVID-19.

“Isang kaso nga lang meron tayo sa Marikina. Pero bago matapos ang araw umakyat ito sa lima. ‘Yung apat na under investigation natin, nag-positibo. Within the same family sila,” he said.

The COVID-19 case in their city is an American from San Diego, California who returned to the Philippines and had a layover in South Korea before landing in the Philippines last February 19, 2020. Teodoro says, “Tapos, March 6, pinasok sa hospital dahil na-diagnose nga na may pneumonia. March 9, na-confirm na confirmed case siya.” The Marikina Mayor releases statement that most of the infected patients are elderly.

“Puspusan na ang contact-tracing na ginagawa natin. Kailangan mabilis at timely para hindi na sila magkaroon ng further transmission,” he added.

The two patients are now incubated and have a critical condition. As of March 11, 2020, the Department of Health announced that there were 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines. As of March 11, 2020 morning, more than 118,661 people have been infected and over 4,269 have died worldwide from the novel coronavirus, have reached some 80 countries and territories. There are 65,105 recovered from the epidemic disease.

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