Cavite records 10 coronavirus cases, 1 dead

Ralf Rivas
Cavite records 10 coronavirus cases, 1 dead
Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla says a 76-year-old man died at a health facility in the province

MANILA, Philippines – Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla announced on Friday, March 20, that there are already 10 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in the province.

In a Facebook post, Remulla also confirmed the province’s first fatality – a 76-year-old man who died at a Cavite health facility.

The new cases are:

  • A 70-year-old male in Bacoor City
  • A 47-year-old female in Kawit
  • A 44-year old female in Dasmariñas City

Earlier this week, Remulla placed Cavite under community quarantine and declared a state of calamity.

The Cavite Economic Zone was ordered closed on Thursday, March 19, due to the rising cases.

Cavite, a first class province accoriding to its income, has a projected population 4.8 million this year. It is adjacent to Metro Manila, the center of coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines is now at 230 after the Department of Health reported an additional 13 cases as of 12 pm on Friday. A total of 18 people have died. –

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Ralf Rivas

A sociologist by heart, a journalist by profession. Ralf is Rappler's business reporter, covering macroeconomy, government finance, companies, and agriculture.