Aerial view of Brgy. Talahid Almeria Biliran. Photo by Jalmz
Aerial view of Brgy. Talahid Almeria Biliran. Photo by Jalmz Staff
First Posted 08:51 AM 7/11/2020

Naval, Biliran — Locally stranded Individuals coming from Cebu continue to produce a number of COVID-19 positive cases from this province as five of the seven new positive cases released by the Department of Health last night are coordinated returnees from the Cebu City.

Biliran Gov. Roger J. Espina last night disclosed that the 3 new positive cases in the capital town of Naval are all LSIs coming from Cebu and arrived in the municipality on the same date. All are asymptomatic.

He said that a 21-year-old, male, from Brgy. Villa Caneja, Naval, arrived from Cebu last June 18; the other, a 36-year-old male, also from Brgy. Villa Caneja, arrived last June 18. The third cases is an 18-year-old female, from Brgy. Lico, who also arrived last June 18.

Gov. Espina added that all 3 cases are asymptomatic and have already been reintegrated on home isolation.

On the other hand, Almeria, Biliran Mayor Richard Jaguros in a chat last night disclosed that the latest COVID-19 positive cases from his town are also LSIs coming from Cebu City, bringing the total number of positive cases in the town to three.

Mayor Jaguros said that the latest positive cases are a 37-year-old, female, from Brgy. Talahid, Almeria, who arrived in the municipality last June 20, and the other is a 23-year-old male, also from Brgy. Talahid, Almeria,who likewise arrived last June 20.

Mayor Jaguros added that both patients are asymptomatic and are still on isolation and maybe reintegrated to home isolation since they have already completed the 21-day quarantine period.

Meanwhile, Biliran, Biliran Mayor Grace Casil, whose town got the most number of COVID-19 positive cases in isolation at seven last night, also said that one of the new cases in the town is an LSI from Cavite. She said that the 23-year-old, female, from Brgy. Busali, arrived in town last June 22, asymptomatic and reintegrated after completion of 14-day quarantine and on home isolation for another 7 days. The other positive case is a 64-year-old female, from Brgy.
Sanggalang, who travelled to Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban City to attend to the need of her grandson who was hospitalized in the said hospital and returned to Biliran last June 18. She was directly facility quarantined for 14 days and reintegrated to home isolation thereafter to complete another 7 days.

Biliran Province has a total of 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 15 of which are still active, Gov. Espina said. –


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