BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Bataan Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Covid-19 has reported that one person has died of the coronavirus disease and 13 health workers have been infected.

Governor Albert Garcia, also chair of the IATF, said based on the report of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) at 8 p.m. on Friday, the latest fatality, a 74-year-old man from this city, brings to four the total number of deaths.

On the other hand, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the province now stands at 77 after the reported infection of 13 health workers, all of the Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) that has been turned into an exclusive facility for Covid-19 cases.

With the confirmation, the total number of doctors, nurses, nursing attendants, and other health workers of BGHMC who have tested positive for the virus jumped to 42.

Of the 13 new cases, seven came from Balanga City, one from Hermosa, two from Samal, and one each from Pilar, Abucay, and Orion.

Garcia said contact tracing, swabbing, and investigation have continued to identify those who were in direct contact with the infected health workers.

Of the 77 cases, 15 have recovered and are completing 14 days of post-discharge quarantine before their final release. (PNA)

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