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In W. Visayas, recovery count exceeds active COVID-19 cases

first_imgILOILO City – The total number of patients who recovered from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crossed the number of active cases in Western Visayas for the first time since the start of the outbreak in March. COVID-19 is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has transferred to humans from animals. * Capiz – six Specimens from these latest patients were tested at the Western Visayas Medical Center sub-national laboratory in Iloilo City, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) Molecular Laboratory in Bacolod City, Qualimed Hospital Molecular Laboratory, and the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital Molecular Laboratory in Silay City, Negros Occidental. * Aklan – six WHO said about 80 percent of people who get COVID-19 experience a mild case – about as serious as a regular cold – and recover without needing any special treatment. They were the following: * 70-year-old-male from Jaro, Iloilo City (Patient No. 732) * Negros Occidental – 32 * Iloilo City – 49 About one in six people, the WHO said, become seriously ill. The elderly and people with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, or chronic respiratory conditions, are at a greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19./PN * Guimaras – zero Here’s the breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Region 6 as of Monday: * Iloilo Province – 67center_img According to the WHO, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness and a dry cough. These three deaths brought to 15 the number of Region 6 residents who succumbed to the viral disease. * Antique – 15 The number of deaths was relatively low vis-à-vis the 797 recorded COVID-19 cases in Western Visayas, which is comprised of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces as well as the highly urbanized cities of Iloilo and Bacolod. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. * Repatriates – 595 Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, head of the Local Health Support Division of the DOH-6, also noted the passing of two COVID-19 patients on Sunday and another yesterday. * 64-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 754) * Bacolod City – 27 The total number of recoveries now stands at 471 after 58 additional survivors were recorded on Monday, July 20, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 in COVID-19 Case Bulletin No. 116. However, the latest data also bared 34 new confirmed cases, pushing the total number to 797. * 52-year-old male from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo (Patient No. 336)last_img read more

Rock-wall collapse prompts Brookville road closure

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. — A landslide in Brookville has closed a portion of Main Street for a few days.A 60 foot portion of a stacked limestone retaining wall collapsed along US 52 and State Road 1 between Fourth and First Streets.The Indiana Department of Transportation says the age of the wall along with freezing and thawing as causes of the wall collapsing.INDOT is keeping the highway closed, even though the debris has been cleaned up.Engineers investigated the slide and are concerned about the retaining wall on the East side of the roadway doing the same thing.last_img read more

September 17, 2017 Police Blotter

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UK helps train Costa Rican Honor Guard

first_imgNo related posts. Two members of the U.K.’s Queen’s Guard arrived in Costa Rica last week to help train 30 National Police officers and members of Costa Rica’s Honor Guard.In addition to belonging to the Royal Air Force, the two officers also served in official capacity at the Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, London Tower and guarding the late Princess of Wales.Members of Costa Rica’s honor guard, who are assigned to offer protection during official state events, will receive advanced instruction in state funerals, official events, presidential visits, special escorts, and honor guards.The honor guard members also will receive training from five instructors at the National Police School.During an activity held by the Public Security Ministry in San José on Wednesday, members of the honor guard showed off some of what they have learned in the trainings. Present at the activity were Sharon Campbell, British ambassador in Costa Rica, Celso Gamboa, Costa Rica’s public security minister, and Juan José Andrade, general director of Costa Rica’s National Police.“I am proud to be here presenting these two members of the Queen’s Royal Guard. It is a source of great pride for the United Kingdom to be able to help Costa Rica’s National Police Honor Guard,” Campbell said.Gamboa also recognized the importance of receiving support from other countries in order to strengthen and train local police forces. “Today we recognize and thank the support that Great Britain has given us through the Queen’s Royal Guard. We know that this training in protocols makes this group of Costa Rican officials even stronger,” he said. Facebook Commentslast_img read more