The number of active cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Odiongan and Looc towns in Tablas, Romblon has risen to 85 according to their respective public information offices Sunday, April 11.
In Odiongan, the local government unit recorded additional 16 cases yesterday evening making the total active cases in town to 32.
Of these cases, 30 were local cases and 2 were imported cases or from other provinces that tested positive when they arrived at Odiongan port.
Odiongan mayor Trina Firmalo-Fabic on her Facebook live video said that one of the new cases is a courier rider delivering packages to Looc and Alcantara.
Also, nine (9) of these new cases are living in one household in Barangay Liwanag and close contact with Case 16 and 17.
Meanwhile, in Looc, the information office said that 19 new Covid-19 cases were recorded this Sunday, making the total active cases in town to 53.
“The results of 103 specimens of our kababayans in isolation facilities came out today and 19 of them tested positive for COVID 19,” the PIO office said.
All close contacts of these new cases are now being escorted to quarantine facilities and will undergo RT PCR testing.