The number of coronavirus disease suspected patients in Palawan continues to fall amidst a spike of confirmed COVID-19 cases in other parts of the MIMAROPA Region.

Palawan recorded a total of 38 persons under investigation (PUI) compared to yesterday’s 46, while Oriental Mindoro reported its 6th confirmed COVID-19 patient based on the latest bulletin of the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health (DOH).

“Total number of cases in the MIMAROPA region is now 14. The 14th case is a 21-year-old from Oriental Mindoro who was admitted to a local health facility after experiencing fever, cough, sore throat, and difficulty of breathing,” the statement said.

Oriental Mindoro currently handles 5 COVID-positive patients including a 21-year-old male from Mansalay town; an 87-year-old male resident of San Jose town; a 4-year-old Mangyan boy from Bongabong town; a 3-year-old boy from Calapan City; and a 44-year-old male from Puerto Galera town.

The first COVID-positive patient in Oriental Mindoro, a 1-year-old baby girl, has reportedly recovered from the deadly disease.

Meanwhile, eight PUIs in Palawan completed their home quarantine after maintaining to show no symptoms during the required 14-day period.

The Palawan province remains to wait for eight test results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) since last week.

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