COVID-19 pandemic in Cagayan Valley

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COVID-19 pandemic in Cagayan Valley
COVID-19 pandemic cases in the Cagayan Valley.svg
Confirmed cases in Cagayan Valley by province (as of August 25) [note 1]
  100–499 confirmed
  50–99 confirmed
  10–49 confirmed
  1–9 confirmed
  0 confirmed
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Cagayan Valley
First outbreak Wuhan, Hubei, China
Index case Tuguegarao
Arrival dateMarch 21, 2020
(1 year, 2 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases44,921
Recovered41,107
Deaths
638
Government website
ro2.doh.gov.ph

The COVID-19 pandemic in Cagayan Valley is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus reached Cagayan Valley on March 21, 2020, when the first case of the disease was confirmed in Tuguegarao. All provinces have confirmed at least one COVID-19 case, with Batanes being the last province to confirm a COVID-19 case on September 28, 2020.

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Timeline

Cagayan Valley confirmed its first case on March 21, 2020, that of 44-year-old male who had traveled via bus to Tuguegarao. The man arrived in Cagayan on March 11 and was treated at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center. [1] Further cases were recorded in the province as well as in Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya. By April 21, there are no active cases in Cagayan Valley, with a total of 27 confirmed in the region, among which one had died. [2]

Cagayan Valley treated an imported case recorded as a case of the neighboring Cordilleras, that of a man from Lamut, Ifugao who was transferred from the Panopdopan District Hospital to the Region-2 Trauma and Medical Center in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya by April 26. The man's case was also the first confirmed case of Ifugao province. [3]

Quirino recorded its first case on August 12 after provincial Governor Dakila Carlo Cua's househelp tested positive for COVID-19 despite having no previous travel history to known affected areas. [4]

Batanes was the last province in the region and the whole Philippines. [5] It confirmed its first case on September 28. The case was that of a locally stranded individual who was brought home via a military helicopter on September 22. The patient was asymptomatic. [6] [7] [8]

Notes

  1. Breakdown of confirmed cases is according to the COVID-19 Case Tracker of the Department of Health.

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