Quezon logs 29 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death

August 01, 2020

LUCENA CITY--- Confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Quezon province continue to rise fast as 29 new virus carriers were recorded today (August 1) bringing to 376 the total number of those infected.

​In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the Quezon Public Information Officr (QPIO) announced that of the figures, 7 cases are from this city, 8 from the town of Mauban, 6 from Candelaria, 2 each from Tayabas City, Gen. Luna and Sariaya and 1 each from Pagbilao and Catanauan.

​The QPIO's also reported the death of a virus carrier from Pagbilao but it did not provide other details.

The sudden fast increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases started days after the province was placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) status last July 1.

​Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief Dr. Grace Santiago in a recent interview said the fast- increasing cases is a result of people's laxity and negligence.

​Santiago cited, as example, those people including children and elderly walking along the streets with no face mask and some business establishments which do not practice social distancing.

​Of the 376 current cases, 206 have already recovered, 16 have died and 154 are still confined in different medical facilities.

​Out of the 39 municipalites and 2 cities in the privince, only the towns of Plaridel, Jomalig, Burdeos, Gen. Nakar, San Narciso, San Andres and San Francisco remain coronavirus-free.